Fish oils may cut eye disease risk

June 9, 2009 2:03:46 PM PDT
Eating a certain kind of fish could help halt the progress of a common eye disease. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in oily fish such as salmon and mackerel, appear to slow age-related macular degeneration.

Researchers detail this finding in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

It's thought that omega-3 offers protection by altering fat levels in the blood that can be damaging to the body.

Experts have already shown fatty acids may cut the risk of getting AMD by a third and now this latest work suggests these fats also benefit patients who already have the disease.


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