Oily fish ‘can halt eye disease’

Oily fish ‘can halt eye disease’

Posted on Jun.11, 2009, by , under Educational, Low Vision Tips

People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) should eat oily fish at least twice a week to keep their eye disease at bay, say scientists.

Omega-3 fatty acids found in abundance in fish like mackerel and salmon appear to slow or even halt the progress of both early and late stage disease.

The researchers base their findings on almost 3,000 people taking part in a trial of vitamins and supplements.

The findings are published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

An estimated 500,000 people in the UK suffer from AMD, which destroys central vision.

Source for complete article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8088860.stm