Fish Oil Prevents Age-Related Loss Of Vision
Loss of vision due to age can potentially be prevented by DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish. The study, which was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science demonstrated that lab models fed with DHA did not accumulate the toxic molecule that usually builds up in the retina with age and therefore preventing age-related loss of vision.
Yves Sauve and his team from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, declared:
"This discovery could result in a very broad therapeutic use. In normal aging, this toxin increases two-fold as we age. But in lab tests, there was no increase in this toxin whatsoever. This has never been demonstrated before - that supplementing the diet with DHA could make this kind of difference."
The researchers are currently conducting another study investigating individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).