Eating fish may help prevent eye disease in women

March 18, 2011 8:57:47 AM PDT
A new study reports yet another good reason to eat fish: It may be good for the eyes, particularly in women.

A Harvard study followed nearly 40,000 women in midlife for 10 years.

The women who reported eating one or more servings of fish per week were 42 percent less likely to develop progressive eye disease.

Those who ate canned tuna, mackerel, salmon, sardines, bluefish and swordfish appeared to have the most benefit.

The study is in the Archives of Ophthalmology.