Research carried William G. Christen Harvard Medical School in Boston United States showed that consumption of fish containing omega-3 can significantly reduce the risk of Age-related Mucular Degenerations (AMD).
In his research, reviewing data Christen 38.022 women who previously suffered blindness due to aging. This research is one part of a long-term study called the Women’s Health Study.
The women’s diet was studied through interviews at the beginning of the study, including information regarding the intake of fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) – omega-3 fatty acids found in fish. The study also tracks consumer intake of AA (arachidonic acid) and linoleic acid which is an omega-6 fatty acids.
After monitoring for about 10 years, researchers found 235 cases of AMD among the respondents.
The research, published in the journal Archives of Ophthalmology found that women who consumed the most DHA recorded 38 percent lower risk of suffering from AMD than those who consume the lowest amounts.
Consumption of one or more servings of fish contain omega 3 in a week, compared with the intake of one serving of fish per month, with regard to 42 percent lower risk of AMD.
“This lower risk is present mainly in the consumption of tuna and dark meat (dark meat),” said Christen.