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Fishing for Fatties

Ah, now there’s a site for sore eyes—a nice big piece of wild Alaskan salmon, grilled to perfection. It tastes great and good for you, especially if age-related macular degeneration (AMD) runs in your family.

A study conducted by the National Eye Institute found that people who eat at least two servings of fish weekly are less likely to develop AMD. Those who consumed the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids (mostly from fish) had a 39% lower risk of AMD than those who ate the least amount of fish.

Salmon isn’t your only option for beefing up your omega-3 intake. Other good sources are mackerel, herring, sardine, tuna, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds and walnuts. And if fish turns your stomach, or you’re concerned about mercury levels, there are always fish-oil supplements.

As long as you remember to take your vitamins.

Posted: 4/18/08
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