Huntington, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2008
Visivite.com, an industry leader in eye health supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids, concurs with findings recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that suggests a weekly diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
Several recent studies and analyses have corroborated the correlation between a diet including omega-3-heavy foods like fish and a sharp decline in an individual's risk for AMD, the leading ocular disease affecting senior citizens. Macular degeneration causes atrophy and bleeding in the retina's inner lining, or macula. The condition impairs reading, seeing fine detail, and can lead to blindness in advanced cases.
The study compared nutrient intake over time among Europeans aged 65 or older. Participants who ate at least one portion of fish each week were 50% less likely to develop macular degeneration as those who ate fish less than once a week.
Although there is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, mounting evidence exists linking antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to slowed progress of the disease as well as prevention of the condition. Lutein and Zeaxanthin, carotenoids whose effects are currently being studied in the National Eye Institute's Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS 2), have also been connection with AMD prevention.
The findings come just after a recent meta-analysis with similar conclusions about the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on ocular health. The AJCN study indicates that an increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has a beneficial effect on the odds of risk for developing AMD.
VisiVite manufactures macular degeneration vitamin supplements with omega-3 fatty acids to help potential candidates for AMD combat the disease.
Since 2001, VisiVite.com is dedicated to providing customers with state of the art macular degeneration vitamins to lessen the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Their products include several VisiVite Omega-3 eye supplements, Macular Degeneration Vitamins and Dry Eye Relief Vitamins. For more information and up-to-the minute AMD news, visit VisiVite.com.