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Fish eaters show lower risk of age-related eye disease

(Reuters Health) Older adults who eat fatty fish at least once a week may have a lower risk of serious vision loss from age-related macular degeneration, a new study suggests…

Study participants who ate one or more servings of such fish each week were 60 percent less likely to have advanced AMD than those who averaged less than a serving per week.

That was with factors like sex, race and smoking habits -- which have been linked to AMD risk -- taken into account; women appear to be at greater risk of AMD than men, while whites are at greater risk than African Americans and smokers face a higher risk than non-smokers.

Still, the findings do not prove that omega-3-rich fish bestowed the benefit.

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