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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Delay Macular Degeneration

Omega-3 fatty acids may help delay age-related macular degeneration. This is a major cause of blindness in older people. Nearly 3,000 subjects were recruited for the Age Related Eye Disease Study. Those who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids had less progression of the disease.

[Chiu, C-J et al, British Journal of Ophthalmology, online June 12, 2009]

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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