Omega-3 & Cataracts

Many studies have suggested that supplementing your diet with Omega-3 has eye health benefits. A recent study shows that higher dietary intake of omega-3 may actually decrease the risk of a nuclear cataract. The Blue Mountains Eye Study, published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology in June 2007, researched 3,654 people over a five-year period. The study concluded that the 5-year risk of a nuclear cataract is lowered when people have a higher dietary intake of omega-3.

Townend BS, Townend ME, FLood V, Burlutsky G, Rochtchina E, Wang JJ, Mitchell P. “Dietary Macronutrient Intake and Five-Year Incident Cataract: The Blue Mountains Eye Study, 13 April 2007.” American Journal of Ophthalmolgy. June 2007. Vol. 143, Issue 6, Pages 932-939.e1.

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