Fatty fish may help seniors keep their sight


July 23, 2010 2:40:18 PM PDT
Here's good reason to look at fish a bit differently. A new study shows that older adults who eat fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel, may have a lower risk of a certain kind of vision loss.

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, results in loss of vision because of damage to the retina.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins analyzed data from over 2,500 adults and say they found a connection between a high intake of omega-3 fish and the odds of the disease.

Although there is no direct proof, researchers say it does provide further evidence that regular fish eaters tend to have lower rates of AMD.