Regularly eating oily fish may help to slow the progression of the eye condition age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it has been claimed.
A new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that people who eat one or more servings of oily fish a week are 60 per cent less likely to have advanced AMD, the Daily Express reported.
Cathy Yelf, of the Macular ¬Disease Society, described the findings as "another piece in the jigsaw" and said they may give hope to those in the early stages of AMD or with a history of the condition in their family.
"We are gradually getting a clearer picture of the part diet and general health plays in macular degeneration and we tell people to "eat for your eyes" by including lots of fruit and green leafy vegetables in the diet as well as oily fish," she said.
In a similar recent study, researchers at the National Eye Institute in Maryland discovered that mice which ate more fish oil suffered less from AMD or saw an improvement in the condition.
by Alexa Kaczka