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Omega-3’s Protect Your Eyes05-Oct-2011

Latest studies have shown that there may be a link between age-related macular degeneration and the amount of omega 3 fatty acids consumed in the diet. The study took a random sample of 2,520 seniors aged 65-84 years, and found that those with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) were significantly less likely to consume fish/shellfish high in omega-3 fatty acids. Whereas sufferers of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) 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.

Greg’s Comments: The DHA component of omega 3 fatty acids is concentrated in the retina and macula of the eye so it makes sense that if the body is low in these fats that the areas that rely on them for correct function won’t work properly. Our Orthoplex BioOmega Liquid is very high in DHA as well as EPA (omega 3 essential fatty acids).

Reference: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.