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Make sure you take the right Omega-3 fatty acids

People who consume fatty fish regularly tend to have lower rates of AMD than people who do not. A new study reported in the professional journal, Ophthalmology supports previously reported evidence that omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent the onset or slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Oily fish like salmon, mackerel and albacore tuna are rich in these omega-3 fatty acids. Researchers studied data from 2,520 adults aged 65 to 84 who underwent eye exams and completed extensive dietary questionnaires. Those study participants who consumed at least one serving of fish a week were 60 percent less likely to have advanced AMD than those who ate less than one serving a week. While researchers were unable to establish a definitive? relationship between the participants' reported intake of fish and the risk of AMD, they were able to link a higher intake of omega-3-rich fish and the risk of advanced AMD. Currently, a new government clinical trial is evaluating whether adding fish oil and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin to? prescribed supplements for vision will bring additional benefits to patients. VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 contains Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Zinc, Copper and high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids.* Andrea Schumann Staff Writer

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