A Little Oil Helps You See Well Into Old Age

Posted on June 10, 2008. Filed under: health, wellbeing | Tags: , , |

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“Eating fish and other foods high in omega-3 fatty acids is associated with reduced risk of the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a meta-analysis of nine previously published studies in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology.

When results from all nine studies were combined, a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with a 38 percent reduction in the risk of late (more advanced) AMD, while eating fish twice a week was associated with a reduced risk of both early and late AMD.

“Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid in particular, form an integral part of the neural retina,” the layer of nerve cells in the retina, the authors write. Outer cells of the retina are continually shed and regenerated, and deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids may therefore initiate 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.” (physorg.com)

It has long been known That fish oil is great for your heart, your brain and your joints, it also helps you trim and slim and avoid diabetes, how the scientists are telling us it can also help us avoid macular degeneration. Fish Oil and oily fish mush be one of natures superfoods! See more HERE and HERE.

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I heartily concur. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are essential in your diet for joint, circulatory, heart, and eye health. Obviously fish high in Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids are the ones that seem to taste the best so we naturally want to eat them. But if you can’t get your fresh fish servings, then a proper potency softgel Omega supplement is the way to go. Natural, certified and/or organic supplements are easy to take wherever and whenever you’re in a hurry, or traveling for business or pleasure. I keep up on my antioxidant, Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, whey protein and fiber needs using my diet and the Greens First convenient single doses. Would that be convenient for you, too?


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