Omega-3 & AMD

Last month Archives of Ophthalmology published a meta analysis on omega-3 fatty acid and fish intake and its effect on the prevention of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

This study identified 274 abstracts, 3 prospective cohort, 3 case-control, and 3 cross-sectional studies.

Using quantitative methods, a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with a 38% reduction in the risk of late AMD. Fish intake (2x per week) was associated with reduced risk of early and late AMD.

More omega-3 and AMD specific studies need to be conducted to further investigate omega-3¹s effect on AMD.*

Viteyes offers an omega-3 supplement available in one softgel daily at only $24.95 for a 3-month supply.

* Elaine W-T. Chong, MBBS; Andreas J. Kreis, MD; Tien Y. Wong, MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO; Julie A. Simpson, PhD; Robyn H. Guymer, MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO. Dietary {omega}-3 Fatty Acid and Fish Intake in the Primary Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Arch Ophthalmol May 2008;126(6):826-833.

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