Omega 3 fatty acids for preventing or slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration

Source: Cochrane
Area: Evidence > Drug Specific Reviews
Background Evidence from animal models and observational studies in humans has suggested that there is an inverse relationship between dietary intake of omega 3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) and risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or progressing to advanced AMD.   Objectives To review the evidence that increasing the levels of omega 3 LCPUFA in the diet (either by eating more foods rich in omega 3 or by taking nutritional supplements) prevents AMD or slows the progression of AMD.   (Read more...)

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