Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids Promote Eye Health
A diet high in Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids promotes healthy eyes among many additional benefits. Researchers from the National Eye Institute in Bethesda found that a diet rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids could retard the progression of lesions in a mouse model of AMD (Age related Macular Degeneration). The Fatty Acids were also associated with the improvement in some lesions.
“The results in these mice are in line with the epidemiological studies of AMD risk reduction by long chain Omega 3 Fatty Acids,” wrote the researchers in the American Journal of Pathology.
It is known that Omega 3 Fatty Acids, and particularly DHA, play an important role in the layer of nerve cells in the retina, and studies have already reported that Omega 3 may protect against the onset of AMD.
Keith Abell, RPh CIP MI