Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fish Oils May Protect Against AMD

By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

Incorporating more omega-3 fatty acids into the diet may decrease a woman's risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), researchers found.

Women with the highest intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) had a 38% lower risk of AMD than those with the lowest intake (95% CI 0.45 to 0.86, P=0.004), William Christen, ScD, of Harvard, and colleagues reported in the March 14 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology.

The findings are the "strongest observational evidence to date in support of a possible role for intake of omega-3 long-chain fatty acids and fish in the primary prevention of AMD," they wrote.
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