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Eating Fatty Fish May Help Seniors Lower Their Risk Of Serious Eye Disease

August 3, 2010 by  

Eating Fatty Fish May Help Seniors Lower Their Risk Of Serious Eye DiseaseOlder adults who consume fatty fish on a regular basis may have a lower risk of suffering vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration, a debilitating condition affecting nearly 2 million Americans over the age of 65, according to a new study.

A research team from Johns Hopkins University recruited more than 2,500 men and women between the ages of 65 and 84 and had them complete dietary questionnaires and undergo eye examinations, Reuters Health reports.

Of this group a total of 15 percent were diagnosed with early-stage macular degeneration while 3 percent were found to have a more advanced stage of the disease that is often accompanied by severe vision loss.

Although the researchers did not identify a link between diet and the overall incidence of macular degeneration, they did discover that older adults who consumed fatty fish at least once a week had a 60 percent lower risk of developing an advanced form of the disease, compared to those who rarely ate fish.

Several earlier studies have suggested that people can reduce their risk of developing age-related macular degeneration by eating healthy, exercising and taking supplements rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, zinc and copper.

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  • Joe Cox

    When you write fatty fish, what fish or fishes are you talking about?

    • Bob Livingston

      Dear Joe Cox,

      Fatty fish are fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, and trout that are full of omega-3 fatty acids.

      Best wishes,

  • coal miner

    [Irrelevant and excessively long post removed]

    • TIME

      Ok Old King Coal,

      Are you that bloody daft that you can’t discern that this blog is about {Fish Oil relitive to the Eeye sight in aging folks,} not carbon fossil aged oil.

      And whats the gig with the FOX news network, are you now in public relations for the Fox Network? If so; then Good for you on that note I hope you got a nice pay bump.

      Hey so you can keep your new job, you really had better stop drinking a few bottles of Vodka daily I strongly feel its frying your remaning few brain cells.

      Then again are you even sure there was an OIL LEAK, it may just be the black beans and wild rice with habanaro’s and pulled pork in a strong aho base with grilled onions. All served in a granda wheat tortia’s.


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