Yet another study detailed in the professional journal, Ophthalmologyreveals that eating shellfish and fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids may protect against the development of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study reaffirms results of other recent studies which noted an inverse association between fish consumption and the risk of AMD. The conclusion of all the studies was that fatty acids are vital for eye health. Participants in the study were ages 65 to 84 and split into three groups based upon their weekly fish and shellfish consumption: less than one serving, one to less than two servings, and two or more servings. Analysis of the findings showed that patients with advanced AMD were much less likely to consume at least one serving of fish or shellfish high in omega-3 fatty acids than the controls.*
Fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids hinder advanced macular degeneration.
- by Dr. Paul Krawitz
- 04 January, 2011