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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Reduce A Woman’s Risk Of Macular Degeneration

According to a study published on March 14 in Archives of Ophthalmology online:  “Women who consume fish regularly — and the abundance of omega-3 fatty acids found in that meal choice — have a lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD).”  In a study encompassing some 38,000 women who were followed for about 10 years, researchers found that women “who consumed the greatest amount of one or both omega-3 fatty acids (DHA, EPA) were found to have a 38 percent lower risk of developing AMD compared with those women who consumed the least.”

“What’s more, women who ate one or more servings of fatty fish per week — mainly canned tuna and dark-meat fish — were 42% less likely to be diagnosed with AMD compared with women who ate fish less than once a month.”

Full article can be found here: http://archopht.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/archophthalmol.2011.34

Note that no Men were involved in this study.  The results do not necessarily mean that only women benefit from this decreased risk, it simply means the male gender was not studied.

Now that you have read the article, what does it mean to you? It means that there is significant evidence that Omega 3 fish oils should be a part of your daily diet, whether you eat fish or choose to supplement your intake.

If you chose to supplement, please know that not all “fish oils” are created equally… Some of the inexpensive fish oils found in supermarkets and wholesale clubs are not pure uncontaminated pelagic fish oils in a triglyceride format.

There are only few companies that make the world’s best omega 3 fish oil supplements, and none of them are found in discount stores, grocery stores, or wholesale clubs. Some are found in health food stores or online.  From my vast experience with many companies and their product I can tell you that fish oils from a health food store are hit or miss and some online vendors are a waste of time and money.

I have however found one company that stands above the rest (Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals aka PRN).  They offer the world’s purest pelagic fish oils in a triglyceride format in many of their products.  Their notable products which relate to this article are their Eye Omega Advantage , Mom’s Omega Advantage , Womens Omega Benefits , and Dry Eye Omega Benefits.

I have sent many patients to this company (most people have great success) and in turn they have provided us with a coupon code to offer our patients 10% off their purchases at their online webstore .  In order to receive this discount please place the following code TorEyeCare10 in the coupon box or doctors name at checkout.

We hope you love your Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals and even better yet love the way they make you feel and see!

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