Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fishy advice worth taking.

I usually don't give health advice here, happily ceding that territory to Oprah. But this bit of advice seemed worth passing on, as it is a simple remedy for an eye disease that plagues many as they grow older.

The disease, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), destroys central vision. Think of a TV screen with the centre of the picture blocked out. This eventually makes simple activities, like reading and driving, impossible. Many older people develop this, and it is life-changing.

The remedy, Omega-3 fatty acids found in mackerel, salmon, and other fish, apparently slow or even halt the progress of the disease. Experts think this may even reduce the risk of getting AMD by a third.


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