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Eye Health

15 March 2011

Omega-3s are good for your eyesight

Women who get lots of omega-3 fatty acids may be less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study concluded.

Women who get lots of omega-3 fatty acids may be less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study concludes.

"Other than giving up cigarette smoking or never starting smoking, there are no known ways to prevent AMD," said coauthor William G. Christen of the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

 

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