Patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and whose diets are rich in omega-3 fatty acids have a significantly lower risk of further damage compared to those with the same diagnosis but who have lower omega-3 intake, scientists have revealed. In a random sample of 2520 seniors aged 65-84 years, those with advanced AMD were significantly less likely to consume fish/shellfish high in omega-3 fatty acids. Naturally, this supports the theory that high intake of omega-3s helps in the fight against advanced AMD.
Swenor BK, Bressler S, Caulfield L, et al. The impact of fish and shellfish consumption on age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmology 2010;117(12):2395-401.