09.06.2009

Oily fish "helps fight AMD"

Oily fish "helps fight AMD"

By Martin Burns

Eating oily fish twice a week can help to combat AMD even when the disease has already taken hold, researchers have said.

Scientists at Tufts University in Boston published their findings in the British Journal of Opthalmology.

While it had already been advised that people eat oily fish for the omega-3 fatty acids in order to guard against AMD, the new research suggests it can help even if someone is already suffering from it.

In a study involving 3,000 people, it was found that those eating lots of omega-3 fatty acids were 25 per cent less likely to develop advanced AMD, both in its wet and dry forms.

Two servings a week of fish such as tuna, herring and mackerel were recommended.

Meanwhile, writer Martina Cole has told the Daily Mail that she takes fish oil supplements to help lubricate her joints.

She has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis from a very early age, having been diagnosed with it when she was 21.

by Martin Burns


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