Navigation Links
Omega-3 Foods May Lower Eye Disease Risk
Date:6/13/2008

High intake of fatty acid associated with reduction of both early and late AMD

FRIDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming fish and other foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of severe vision loss in elderly people.

Australian researchers reviewed nine published studies that included a total of 88,974 participants, including 3,203 people with AMD. The combined findings from the studies suggest that a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids is associated with a 38 percent reduced risk of late (advanced) AMD, and that eating fish twice a week is associated with a reduced risk of both early and late AMD.

The study was published in the June issue of the journal Archives of Ophthalmology.

The University of Melbourne researchers noted that long-chain omega-3 fatty acids form an integral part of the layer of nerve cells in the retina. Outer cells of the retina are continually shed and regenerated. Because of this, deficiencies in omega-3 fatty acids may cause AMD.

"A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fish, as a proxy for long-chain omega-3 fatty acid intake, has therefore been hypothesized as a means to prevent AMD," the researchers wrote.

While they did find an association between omega-3 fatty acid intake and reduced risk of AMD, they didn't go so far as to recommend regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acids to ward off AMD.

"Although this meta-analysis suggests that consumption of fish and food rich in omega-3 fatty acids may be associated with a lower risk of AMD, there is insufficient evidence from the current literature, with few prospective studies and no randomized clinical trials, to support their routine consumption for AMD," the researchers concluded.

More information

The National Eye Institute has more about age-related macular degeneration.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, June 9, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Sorrento(R) Cheese Launches First Omega-3 Cheese on the Market
2. Omega-3 intake during last months of pregnancy boosts an infant’s cognitive and motor development
3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Wont Prevent Crohns Relapse
4. Dogs and Cats Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids Just as Humans Do - Nordic Naturals Offers Premium Fish Oil to Supplement Pets Diet!
5. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Protect the Spinal Cord, Heart, Brain and Eyes
6. Infant formula must contain DHA omega-3 and AA omega-6, say international experts
7. Mayo Clinic proceedings highlights research about cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids
8. Ongoing Tests Show Kona Kampachi(R) is Rich in Omega-3s With No Detectable Mercury
9. Nordic Naturals Professional Exclusive Division Redefines High Potency Omega-3 Supplementation With New Elite Line!
10. Omega-3s Linked to Prevention of Parkinsons Disease and More
11. Maine Natural Health Company Brings Omega-3 Benefits to Pets
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... ProBrand Glitch is a set of 30 glitch distortion logo reveals made exclusively ... any logo with a glitch reveal in just a few clicks of a mouse. Customizable ... of each preset. Use these presets to add a uniquely animated logo to any photos ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... VA (PRWEB) , ... February ... ... of Change for Devicemakers , Sponsored by Axendia, **FDAnews Free Webinar**, March ... , Are manufacturers looking to reduce their regulatory burden? Pay dividends in ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... CONTACT:, Glenn Vallecillos, MD, FACS, +1 ... Dr. Glenn Vallecillos experiments SculpSure, the hot, new, aesthetic, non-surgical procedure ... been centered around that idea that to achieve ones desired results a surgical ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... , ... February 18, 2017 , ... ... provides the latest information and contact points to easily connect elderly veterans of ... assisted living, and elder-care funding. It also conveys material on this year's increase ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 17, ... ... new initiative—InvestUp—to focus on foundational and sustainable systems change designed to further positively ... Counties. , “The Board of Trustees has long considered it our duty to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/20/2017)... South Africa , Feb. 20, 2017  There ... illness and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) across sub-Saharan Africa, which ... drugs. The growing incidence of more Western lifestyle diseases ... disease, in addition to infectious and parasitic illness, will ... with a business opportunity of $40.8 billion in ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... According to a new market research report "Pulmonary/ Respiratory Drug ... dose, Dry Powder, Nebulizer)), Canister (Plain, Coated), End User (Hospitals, Homecare), Applications ... to reach USD 52.37 Billion by 2021 from USD 36.10 Billion in ... Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... --  Alberty   Drugs , a leading ... has announced a significant shift in focus by concentrating ... servicing local Veteran Affairs Centers (VA) and other Federal ... need to secure cost effective treatments for their patients, ... their goods & services. "The opportunity to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: