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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 K, SanGiovanni J, Lofqvist C, Aderman C, et al. Increased Dietary Intake of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Reduces Pathological Retinal Angiogenesis. Nature Med. 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
2007
Authors
Connor K, SanGiovanni J, Lofqvist C, Aderman C, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 13, Issue 7
Pages
868-73
URL
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