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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Prevent Blindness with Omega-3

The results of eye health experts from Children's Hospital Boston, dr. Lois Smith, suggests that omega-3 affects posttif for eye health and helps regulate the growth of blood vessels in the eye.

Thus fatty acids may help prevent eye diseases such as retinopathy, caused by overgrowth of vessels of the eye that leak. Including age-related macular degeneration, caused by abnormal growth of blood vessels. Fatty acids also activate proteins that increase insulin sensitivity, which benefits people with type 2 diabetes.

"Though still need further clinical studies, patients can improve insulin sensitivity with omega-3 fatty acids without an increased risk of heart disease," said Smith. Smith reveal the findings through experiments on mice.

Although the experiments conducted on mice, he believes the consumption of two grams of omega-3, containing compounds docosahexaenoiG acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EHA), per day gives the same benefits in humans. Smith's research, published in the journal Nature Medicine showed that mice fed a diet rich in omega-3 has the growth of blood vessels of the eyes 50 percent more than mice that mengasup foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids.

This reinforces previous research that showed that people who love to eat foods containing omega-3, like fish, have a risk of eye disease is lower than those who rarely ate fish. Together with researchers from Nationat Eye Institute, Smith is now doing tests on AREDS2, an omega-3 supplement that will be developed to help people with macular degeneration. Testing supplement to cope with the sharpness of the eyes due to aging decline continued until 2013.*** [NewsDaily | Sri | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 07072011]
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