Navigation Links
Eating Fish Might Protect Your Eyesight
Date:3/14/2011

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women who consume fish regularly -- and the abundance of omega-3 fatty acids found in that meal choice -- have a lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), new research suggests.

This latest evidence of a protective link between fish oil and eye health mirrors past research that has found the same benefit. In this study, Harvard researchers performed a dietary analysis on more than 38,000 women.

"Our observational data needs to be confirmed in randomized trials," cautioned study author William G. Christen, an associate professor with the division of preventive medicine in the department of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

"But already the message seems to be simple and strong," Christen added. "Fish oil, that is the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, that have long been thought to be protective against cardiovascular disease may also be of significant benefit in the primary prevention of AMD among women who have no disease or have undetected early signs of disease, and have not yet been diagnosed with AMD."

Christen and his colleagues report on their research, which was funded partly by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, in the March 14 online edition of the Archives of Ophthalmology. The study will also appear in the June print issue of the journal.

The authors noted that about 9 million U.S. adults over the age of 40 have experienced some degree of AMD. Most have an early-stage form of the disease, while about 1.7 million have the advanced stage of illness that results in a serious loss of vision.

To date, there is no recognized method, aside from advising patients not to smoke cigarettes, to prevent or slow the onset of AMD among those who do not have the disease or only display the symptoms of early illness.

To explore how diet might fun
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study carried out into biological risks of eating reptiles
2. Bariatricfurnishings.com Launches Unique Eco-friendly Seating for Health Care, Hospitality, Assisted Living Centers, and Home Use at Competitive Prices
3. Legislating to promote healthy eating and physical activity
4. First Breakthrough in Water Heating Technology!
5. Personalizing cancer: Creating biomarkers from tumor DNA
6. Figure Skating Standards Foster Eating Disorders, Says Kimberly Dennis, M.D.
7. Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders Sponsors a Special Edition of the Award-Winning Documentary America The Beautiful
8. Taxing unhealthy foods may encourage healthier eating habits
9. Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life -- The Definitive Guide to Changing the Way People Eat and Live
10. Europes top football venues are not prepared for treating spectators who suffer heart attacks
11. Seattle Suttons Healthy Eating Sponsoring The Biggest Loser Chicago Casting Call
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Eating Fish Might Protect Your Eyesight
(Date:8/1/2015)... , ... August 01, 2015 , ... Lume Wellness creators ... is free to download on the Apple AppStore. , The app is designed ... mood, thus acting as a tool to view personal health and use this information ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... “ reTXT ” was featured ... latest and coolest applications on the market for iOS, Android, and Windows. Joe Toohey, ... viewers allows users to clarify, edit and delete any message including ones already sent. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... That’s right, the ... the STASH awards? The Significant Technological Achievements in Secretive Horticulture (or STASH) Awards, ... as tried-and-true products that have stood the test of time. These include lighting ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... When the weather turned hot ... their new type of sod called Leisure Time(TM) zoysia . It's nicknamed LTZ(TM) ... To commemorate introduction of this new type of sod, Super-Sod is giving away red ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... Super Bowl 50 will emanate from Levi’s Stadium ... day each year is the Super Bowl. In the two weeks that separate the conference ... host venue. The 2016 Super Bowl game will mark the 50th time it has been ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lume Wellness Launches Health and Fitness Tracker iPhone App 2Health News:Correct Auto-Correct and Clarify the Unclear with reTXT Messaging App 2Health News:The High Times S.T.A.S.H. Awards Are in, Guess Who Took Home the Prize for “Best Grow System” 2Health News:Super-Sod Introduces Leisure Time(TM) Zoysia Grass with an Adirondack Chair Promotion 2Health News:Cheap 2016 Super Bowl Tickets at Levi's Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Super Bowl 50 Tickets in Santa Clara, CA at Levi's Stadium 2
... ongoing lack of sleep during adolescence could lead to ... study suggests. Researchers have found that short-term sleep ... depletion of brain synapses, connections between nerve cells where ... study is that if you lose too much sleep ...
... By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, ... outbreak of listeria first linked to tainted cantaloupes has risen ... sickened across 23 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... even though the cantaloupes in question were recalled Sept. 14, ...
... Plate Fruits and Vegetables Webinar WHEN , ... 2:00 PM EDT, After registering you will receive a ... is limited., Reserve your Webinar seat now at:, ... Slavin, PhD, RD , Professor, Department of Food Science ...
... A major concern related to the Deepwater Horizon oil ... coastal areas. News reports provided anecdotal evidence that those living ... and gas industries for their livelihoods were very distressed and ... , Two decades of social science research has reported ...
... -- Emergency room patients who are transported between departments or ... with health care workers who have not properly washed their ... reporting their findings online in the November issue of ... light on the infectious risks associated with overcrowded emergency rooms ...
... Dr. Judd Shellito, Chief of the Section of Pulmonary and ... has been awarded approximately $9 million in grant funding ... pneumonia in people with HIV infection. This potentially fatal illness ... HIV. The 5-year grant was awarded by the National Heart ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:If you don't snooze, do you lose? 2Health News:21 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC 2Health News:21 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC 3Health News:MyPlate: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables 2Health News:Strong attachment to local communities made oil spill more stressful for many coastal residents 2Health News:ER Crowding May Encourage Poor Hand Hygiene 2Health News:LSUHSC awarded NIH grant to develop pneumonia vaccine 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... that it will release its second quarter 2015 financial ... 6, 2015.   In conjunction with the release, the ... community at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on ... results of the quarter and other business developments. ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015  Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. ... and manufacturer of the t:slim® and t:flex™ Insulin ... non-exclusive Development Agreements with Dexcom, Inc. to allow ... with the Dexcom G5 and G6 continuous glucose ... generation pump platform with Dexcom,s future CGM systems ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015  Today we bring you a special edition of #MedicareMonday on ... you about some of our Medicare resources and continue highlighting the success of the ... Check out our latest infographics and videos here: http://onphr.ma/1INp9qQ ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:IRIDEX Announces Second Quarter 2015 Conference Call and Release Date 2Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Development Agreement with Dexcom for Integration of Future Generation CGM Systems 2Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Development Agreement with Dexcom for Integration of Future Generation CGM Systems 3Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare! 2Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare! 3
... The A5500 is an extremely accurate ... high frequency, low noise probe and fast ... application of the probe along the visual ... display, large 7 CRT monitor, built-in thermal ...
... most advanced IOL workstation. Accurate, efficient and ... be used with a variety of regressive, ... to the needs of the patient. Convenient ... a foot pedal for hands-free operation, audible ...
... unit with graphic display and IOL power ... units include firmware module with SRK II, ... All model DGH 5000e and DGH 5100e ... reducing the possibility of short readings. The ...
The UD-1000 incorporates the latest ultrasound technology for eyecare specialists. It is the ideal choice for your modern diagnostic laboratory. The UD-1000 combines a powerful B-sector scan system w...
Medicine Products: