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Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have been found to protect against the development and progression of deterioration of the retina (retinopathy).

Connor, Kip M., John P. SanGiovanni, Chatarina Lofqvist, Christopher M. Aderman, Jing Chen, Akiko Higuchi, Song Hong, Elke A. Pravda, Sharon Majchrzak, Deobrah Carper, Ann Hellstrom,Jing X. Kang, Emily Y. Chew, Norman Salem, Charles N. Sherhan, & Lois Smi. Increased Dietary Intake of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Reduces Pathological Retinal Angiogenesis. Nature Med. June 2007; 13(7): 868-73. http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v13/n7/abs/nm1591.html

Reference

Title
Increased Dietary Intake of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Reduces Pathological Retinal Angiogenesis
Publication
Nature Med
Publication Date
June 2007
Authors
Connor, Kip M., John P. SanGiovanni, Chatarina Lofqvist, Christopher M. Aderman, Jing Chen, Akiko Higuchi, Song Hong, Elke A. Pravda, Sharon Majchrzak, Deobrah Carper, Ann Hellstrom,Jing X. Kang, Emily Y. Chew, Norman Salem, Charles N. Sherhan, & Lois Smi
Volume & Issue
Volume 13, Issue 7
Pages
868-73
URL
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