Fish oils protect you from developing the most common cause of blindness; neovascular macular degeneration

August 19, 2008
    In a European study those who ate oily fish one or more times a week were protected from advanced and dangerous macular degeneration. Those who consumed EPA and DHA in the top 25% of intake, or about 300mg per day had a stunning 70% lower risk of developing wet macular degeneration; the form that makes the tiny blood vessels in the retina burst leading to scarring in the eyes and blindness compared to tghose with the lowest intake. Those who ate oily fish just once per week had a 50% reduction in risk. The study is published in the August 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.