Fish-rich diet could cut eye risk

According to a recent study at the University of Melbourne, Australia, eating regular portions of oily fish as part of your diet could lower the risk of developing a debilitating eye disease .
Age-related macular degeneration is a common eye problem that could be averted by including fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines in a weekly diet . These fish are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, and have a powerful influence on eye power.
The research team investigated 90,000 participants and found that those eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids could lower their likelihood of developing the disease by a little under 40 per cent.
The research was published in the journal of the Archives of Ophthalmology. Dr Elaine Chong was reported as commenting: “Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss among elderly people. New treatments for AMD are potentially risky and treat only certain forms of the disease. Thus, primary prevention of AMD by modifying risk factors (e.g. cigarette smoking) remains an important public health strategy.”

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