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Eating fish twice a week 'can help prevent eye disease'
Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 9, 2009 | Kate Devlin

Posted on 06/09/2009 10:13:49 PM PDT by Schnucki

Vital nutrients found in fatty fish like salmon and tuna can stave off the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which affects around 200,000 people in Britain and is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly.

More and more people are predicted to develop the condition, which initially involves an inability to make out fine details, as the population ages.

Researchers say that the omega 3 fatty acids found in fish could offer protection against the disease.

Their findings, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, show that progression to both the dry and wet forms of advanced disease was 25 per cent less likely among those who ate a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids.

The study questioned almost 3,000 people about their general diet and then monitored development of the condition over eight years.

Half of the volunteers were also given some form of daily supplement, including antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A found in plants and fruits.

However, the researchers, from Tufts University in Boston, found that combining a diet high in fatty acids with supplements appeared to be counterproductive.

Those who took the antioxidants as well as zinc and beta-carotene were 50 per cent more likely to develop the advanced disease, they found.

The study also found that eating foods like wholegrain bread, which release sugar slowly into the bloodstream, can protect against the disease developing.

Substituting five slices of white bread for wholegrain every day could cut the chance of the disease progressing over five years by eight per cent, the authors of the report believe.

Combining high levels of omega 3 fatty acids and a low carbohydrate diet can reduce the risk of progression to advanced disease even further, by 50 per cent, the

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: amd; fish

1 posted on 06/09/2009 10:13:49 PM PDT by Schnucki
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To: TigersEye; neverdem

Interesting.


2 posted on 06/09/2009 10:17:09 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: Schnucki

3 posted on 06/09/2009 10:18:01 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Schnucki

Eating olive oil will make you live longer.


4 posted on 06/09/2009 10:18:15 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("Baldrick, to you the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?")
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To: Schnucki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKDtUzRIG6I


5 posted on 06/09/2009 10:18:50 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: Schnucki

Listening to Rush twice a week can prevent Liberalism.


6 posted on 06/09/2009 10:20:06 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Eating olive oil will make you live longer.

You're a sick man, Popeye.

7 posted on 06/09/2009 10:21:09 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe
You're a sick man, Popeye.

But still going strong!

8 posted on 06/09/2009 10:22:56 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("Baldrick, to you the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?")
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To: P-Marlowe

I heard a rumor that cancer causes cancer.


9 posted on 06/09/2009 10:23:16 PM PDT by ak267
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To: P-Marlowe

That’s terrible...

chuckle....

snicker....


10 posted on 06/09/2009 10:25:01 PM PDT by El Sordo
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To: ak267

Obama has “I” disease.


11 posted on 06/09/2009 10:25:08 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: ak267

Death cures all disease.


12 posted on 06/09/2009 10:26:09 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Schnucki
Eating fish twice a week 'can help prevent eye disease'

I thought it was masturbating.

Oh, wait, PREVENT eye disease.

13 posted on 06/09/2009 10:28:34 PM PDT by occamrzr06 (What? Right Now?)
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To: Schnucki
"The study also found that eating foods like wholegrain bread, which release sugar slowly into the bloodstream, can protect against the disease developing.

Substituting five slices of white bread for wholegrain every day could cut the chance of the disease progressing over five years by eight per cent, the authors of the report believe. "

Seems to me that the author has a deficiency in written communication skills.....

14 posted on 06/09/2009 10:28:56 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Elections, like erections, often have similar consequences!)
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To: pandoraou812

Especially if you eat fish eyes. /s


15 posted on 06/09/2009 10:36:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

EWWW I told you that story didn’t I?


16 posted on 06/09/2009 10:37:47 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: pandoraou812

thanks, bfl


17 posted on 06/09/2009 10:49:03 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: pandoraou812

Flaxseed pasta does the same thing. In fact, I think I’ll have some right now.


18 posted on 06/09/2009 11:39:17 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: TypeZoNegative

I have not tried the pasta but I do take flaxseed each day. How does it taste?


19 posted on 06/09/2009 11:41:06 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: pandoraou812; TigersEye; Schnucki
Does eating particular diets alter risk of age-related macular degeneration in users of the age-related eye disease study supplements?
20 posted on 06/10/2009 12:18:39 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Schnucki

Yeah, eat fish twice a week to make sure we can always see how truly ugly Michelle Obama is


21 posted on 06/10/2009 1:58:35 AM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: pandoraou812

Like plain old regular pasta.


22 posted on 06/10/2009 3:50:07 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: TypeZoNegative

Thanks, I think I will pick some up.


23 posted on 06/10/2009 9:26:26 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: pandoraou812

There’s nothing like a big bowl of flaxseed past and roly poly fish eyes. WEFG


24 posted on 06/10/2009 11:48:47 AM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

TE, you are trying to make me lose my dinner. I ate fish eyes once. I don’t even want to think about it.


25 posted on 06/10/2009 6:20:34 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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