Omega-3 intake and incidence of AMD in women.
A recent prospective epidemiological study examined whether intake of long chain omega-3s and fish affects the incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women.
More evidence on omega-3s reducing AMD
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the most frequent cause of severe vision loss and blindness in the elderly. There is a growing level of evidence which suggests long chain omega-3s can protect against the development and progression of AMD. Some of the most interesting studies published of recent include:
Oily fish reduces the risk of AMD
Eating more than 2 serves a week of fatty fish was associated with a 39% reduced risk of neovascular age-related macular degeneration in this study. Intake of total long chain omega-3sand intake of DHA were both also associated with a decreased risk.