A WEEKLY dose of oily fish may help prevent the most common cause of blindness in old age, scientists say.
Around 500,000 Britons each year suffer AMD which stops the eyes from making out fine details, leaving victims unable to recognise people’s faces or read.
But new US research found that regular fish eaters tend to have lower rates of AMD than people who rarely eat fish.
The results boost the theory that superfood omega 3 fatty acids found in large concentrations in oily fish may affect the development of AMD. Cathy Yelf, of the Macular Disease Society, said: “This is another piece of the jigsaw.
“We are gradually getting a clearer picture of the part diet and general health plays in macular degeneration and we tell people to ‘eat for your eyes’ by including lots of fruit and green leafy vegetables in the diet as well as oily fish.”
In a study, those who ate one or more servings of oily fish each week were 60 per cent less likely to have advanced AMD than those who averaged less than a serving a week.
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here, but in summary, it says:… according to an article in the Daily Express today. You can read the whole story