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October 2008 Issue

Fatty Fish Once a Week May Save Your Sight

A group of European researchers has found that people who eat fatty fish, such as mackerel, sardines or salmon, just once a week have only half the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) compared to those who eat fatty fish less than once a week. AMD is the leading cause of adult blindness in the U.S. Fatty fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which scientists believe help protect the macula of the eye with its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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