People who regularly eat seafood may find that doing so helps to protect their vision, a new study has indicated.
According to research carried out by experts at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, eating foods which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help to stave off age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness on the planet.
In a study of 2,391 people aged between 65 and 84, they found that those who had advanced AMD were significantly less likely to consume fish high in omega-3 and other seafood.
Dr Sheila West, who led the research as part of the Salisbury Eye Evaluation programme, explained: "Our study corroborates earlier findings that eating omega-3-richfish and shellfish may protect against advanced AMD."
In related research, Florian Schweigert, from the Institute of Nutritional Science at the University of Potsdam, recently published a study revealing that the nutrients lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 are all vital to maintaining healthy vision.
by Alexa Kaczka