Gone fishing

September 2006
Marketing Health Services;Fall2006, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p5
Academic Journal
The article reports on eyesight and eating fish. Consuming fish can help prevent age related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in old age. A study by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston found that elderly American men who ate firsh twice a week had lower risk of AMD. An Australian study by the University of Sydney also stated lowered risk can be obtained by eating fish with omega-3 fatty acid at least once a week.


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