Oily Fish Diet Related to Better Vision

A diet of oily fish once a week can reduce your likelihood of developing serious vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration, so says a new American study.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, staff say that this still does not prove that eating fish lowers the likelihood of developing the advanced stages of age-related macular degeneration, or AMD.
However, researcher Bonnielin K. Swenor stated that the findings add to previous evidence from prior studies demonstrating that fish eaters tend to have lower rates of AMD than individuals who eat fish on an infrequent basis.
In addition, the study which was reported in the journal Ophthalmology supports the theory that omega-3 fatty acids, present in oily fish like mackerel, salmon and albacore tuna, can impact upon the development or progression of AMD.
However, further research is necessary.
For the purposes of the study, Swenor and her colleagues analysed data from 2,520 adults aged 65 to 84 who participated in eye exams and filled in lengthy questionnaires about their diets .
The researchers found that there was no clear relationship between participants’ fish intake and the risk of AMD. However, there was a link between increased intake of omega 3 rich fish and getting advanced AMD.

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