Omega-3 and vitamin D (2007) 40% lower risk of macular degeneration

research Omega-3 & vitamin D tied to lower risk of macular degeneration

This study reviewed the relationship between consumption of omega-3 fatty acids and omega-3 rich fish and the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. The researchers concluded that the risk could be lowered by 40%.

The study further supports other research finding that increasing the proportion of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids in the diet is important. A high proportion of omega-6 fatty acids (arachidonic acid AA) is associated with an increased risk of AMD.

Published: Association Between Vitamin D and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988 Through 1994, Archives of Ophthalmology, May 125, 2007 Volume 125, Pages 671-679

Authors: N. Parekh, R.J. Chappell, A.E. Millen, D.M. Albert, J.A. Mares