Washington: Fish oils could help preventthe development of blindness in elderly people, according toan American research.
Approximately 10 per cent of patients 66 to 74 yearsof age will have findings of macular degeneration. Theprevalence increases to 30 per cent in patients 75 to 85 yearsof age. The study at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda,discovered that mice put on a diet high in omega three oilshad slower progression of the leisons in the eye and someimprovement, the Daily Telegraph has reported. The researchers are now working on new treatmentsthat might delay the onset of macular degeneration, the reportquoted lead author Dr Chi Chan as saying.
According to earlier research at Tufts University inBoston, a diet rich in omega three, found in mackerel andsalmon, can help cut the risk of developing maculardegeneration by a third in humans. Bureau Report
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