Evidence Builds for a Role of Omega-3 in Reducing AMD Risk

June 29, 2011

In the footsteps of a ten-year study performed at Harvard and published in March showing omega-3s reduced the risk of age-related macular degeneration (see EyeDocNews post “Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fish Reduce Risk of Macular Degeneration in Women?“), comes another study focusing on these effects in an elderly French population.

The Alienor study is also a prospective study performed with 666 subjects (that’s 1289 eyes) who were over 73 years of age.  Once again, those subjects consuming the highest levels of omega-3s had a reduced risk of both early stage (17% reduction) and late stage (74% reduction!) AMD.

For the study abstract, click here.

Risa Schulman, PhD
Expert, Healthy Food and Dietary Supplement Science, Marketing and Regulatory




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3 Responses to “Evidence Builds for a Role of Omega-3 in Reducing AMD Risk”

  • ari

    by the way, an article just came out in archives, following thousands of women over a 10 year period, and sure enough, those at the higher levels of taking omega 3 oils in fish had a much lower incidence of macular degeneration. seems to me the evidence is conclusive.

  • ari

    i prefer herring myself

  • Rocio

    We have to eat more sardines