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Fatty Fish is Good for Eyes


Baltimore, Maryland, Some types of fish such as salmon contain omega-3 fatty acids is quite high. The types of these fish to maintain good eye health, even his nutritional research has shown can prevent blindness in the elderly (seniors).

In addition to salmon, contain omega 3 is also found in mackerel, tuna, crab and oysters. Highest fatty acid content when eaten in a fresh condition, not the results that have been preserved or canned.

A study conducted by experts from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Maryland prove the fish could prevent Age-Related Macular Diesase (AMD) or diseases of the eye due to the aging process. The study included 2400 volunteers aged 65-84 years.

As a result, the risk for experiencing AMD reduced in volunteers who ate fatty fish 2 times a week or more. Factors that differentiate with other volunteers is a high intake of omega 3 fish.

“These findings reinforce the results of previous studies that show omega-3 fatty acids in fish and shellfish could prevent AMD,” said one researcher, Sheila K. West, PhD, as quoted from MedicalNewsToday, Friday (04/12/2010).

AMD is characterized by damage to retinal cells, which can end in blindness. An estimated 240,000 people in the UK of all ages suffering from this disease, either due to aging which is a major factor as well as other factors such as ultraviolet radiation.

In addition to good eye, omega-3 fatty acids has long been known to have many health benefits. Among these can keep blood pressure stable, keeping the heart rhythm and preventing blood clots that lead to clogged arteries.

sources: (http://www.detikhealth.com/read/2010/12/03/155959/1508617/763/ikan-ikan-berlemak-bagus-untuk-mata?l991101755)

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