Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids Guard Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Monday, December 06, 2010
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
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Age-related macular degeneration is one of the significant problems of aging. A new study shows1 that individuals with the highest intake of omega 3 essential fatty acids are the least likely to develop advanced AMD.
The study involved 2391 Maryland residents aged 65 – 84. “Our study corroborates earlier findings that eating omega-3-rich fish and shellfish may protect against advanced AMD.” Dr. West said. “While participants in all groups, including controls, averaged at least one serving of fish or shellfish per week, those who had advanced AMD were significantly less likely to consume high omega-3 fish and seafood,” she said.
The importance of dietary and supplemental essential fatty acids, especially DHA Docosahexaenoic acid Essential omega 3 fatty acid integral to the health of all cell membranes, nerve and brain function. Must be gotten through the diet via cold water oceanic fish or some very limited plant sources or taken as a supplement., cannot be understated. They are vital for your eyes, brain, heart, circulatory system, metabolism, and general health.
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