People Who Eat Fish at Least Once Weekly can Reduce AMD Risk by 40%

by Admin on May 14, 2012

People who consume fish at least one time every week can substantially lower their risks of being diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a IRG.

A recent study that over a decade-long period looked at the eating habits of close to 40,000 women, who all happened to be employed in the healthcare sector, found that those who consumed fish once per week were 40% less likely to develop AMG than women who did not. The survey, as it turns out, found that people can substantially lower their AMD risks by eating even a single dark-meat fish serving weekly.

Tom Griesel and Dian Griesel, who wrote “The TurboCharged Mind” and “TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust,” confirmed in the article that women who got their fair share of omega-3 fats from seafood were 40% less likely to develop the eye condition that can lead to blindness than those who consumed less than an optimal amount.  The authors added in the article that the study provides some evidence to suggest there appears to be a strong link between omega-3 fats and lower odds of getting AMD.

According to the article, Tom explained that a clinical trial currently in progress should provide irrefutable proof as to whether or not omega-3 fatty acids — found in things such as canned sardines, tuna and salmon — can protect people from getting AMD. He added that the risk of being diagnosed with AMD were not lessened by getting omega-3 fat located in flax oils, soy and canola.

AMD, a medical condition that tends to impact the elderly, is a leading cause of blindness. While there is no way for people to guarantee that they will not get the serious eye condition, there are things they can do to either lessen their chances of being diagnosed or slow down the progression of AMD. For example, various studies show that people who eat lots of dark leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits and nuts can help to keep their eyes healthy. People who smoke can also reduce their odds of getting AMD by quitting.

Reference: http://www.cisionwire.com/irg–llc/r/risk-of-macular-degeneration-can-be-reduced-with-fish–study-finds,c9253981

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