Eating Seafood and Shellfish May Benefit Eye Health

A study published in the journal of Ophthalmology found that eating at least one serving a week of fish or shellfish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, crab, or oysters, can help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration by 60 percent. Macular degeneration is a chronic and irreversible condition and the leading cause of vision loss for people 60 and over. The study, done by Bonnielin K. Swenor of the Wilmer Eye Institute at John Hopkins University asked 2,391 people between the ages of 65 and 84 how much fish and shellfish they ate. Researchers said the study was consistent with evidence that high levels of dietary omega-3 fatty acids benefit eye health. More here.

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