Risk of Eye Disease Lowered with Fish Diet
Posted on Mar 31, 2011
The New York Times reports that the risk of eye disease may be lowered with a fish-rich diet. While fish is found to have other health benefits, a new study indicates that age-related macular degeneration may be significantly reduced by a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are commonly found in fish.
Age-related macular degeneration is a progressive eye disease that is also the leading cause of vision loss for older adults. However, according to a Harvard Women's Health Study, after analyzing almost 40,000 middle-aged women, those who ate 1 or more servings of fish each week had a 42% reduced chance of developing age-related macular degeneration. This was in comparison to those women who ate less than 1 serving per month.
The fish found to have the most significant benefits include:
- canned tuna;
- mackerel; and
Researchers indicate inflammatory processes are involved in age-related macular degeneration. Fish, which contains omega-3 fatty acids, have an anti-inflammatory effect.
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