n-3 Fatty Acids and Retinal Function

Ageing is associated with progressive loss of retinal function characterized by altered rod and cone electroretinographic responses to light stimulation. n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs), especially eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, may be important in the maintenance of eye health. The Older People And n-3 Long-chain polyunsaturated acid (OPAL) study investigated the effect of n-3 LCP supplementation on cognitive and retinal function in later life. The cognitive function outcomes and baseline retinal function studies have been published. This report describes the findings of the retinal function trial that hypothesized (Read more...)

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