Oily fish can protect eyes

A twice-weekly portion can protect against age-related macular degeneration

Eating oily fish twice a week can help protect against eye disease, a new study suggests.

Researchers say that people with age-related macular degeneration may be able to slow or even halt the progress of their disease by eating oily fish.

Salmon, herring and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have already been shown to cut the risk of getting AMD by a third.

The new study of 3,000 people by scientists at Tufts University, Boston, suggests that eating oily fish my be beneficial to people who already have the disease.

Around 500,000 people in Britain have AMD, which destroys central vision, according to the BBC.

People with advanced AMD who also consumed a low-GI diet and took supplements of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals were found to reduce the progress of the disease even further.

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