Eat Fish & Quit Smoking!

Fall 2006 CSANews Issue 61  |  Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.Back to list

It has been reported that 75% of adults over the age of 75 will be affected by age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Two recent studies published in the Archives of Ophthalmology provide evidence that smoking and eating fish can have a dramatic impact on the development of this devastating disease. In the first study involving American twins, those who ate two or more servings of fish a week were 37% less likely to develop AMD than those who consumed little or no fish. In the second study, from Australia, people who ate fish three or more times a week were 75% less likely to develop age-related maculopathy, which often leads to AMD. Smoking increased the likelihood of developing AMD by 90%. So quit smoking and make fish a regular part of your diet.

Source: The University of Berkeley Wellness Letter