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The health benefits of omega-3s — Eyes

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Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids can help you keep your focus, so to speak, for a longer portion of the game. A diet rich in omega-3s, along with other elements such as Vitamins C and E, zinc, and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, is important to the health of the aging eye, according to a roundtable of experts brought together by the Ocular Nutrition Society. The experts, who hail from the fields of ophthalmology and optometry, among others, advocate nutritional and lifestyle guidelines to help people make better choices in protecting the health of their eyes as they grow older. The roundtable, led by ONS president Jeffrey Anshel, believes the displacement of “nutrient-dense foods by processed foods in the Western, or American, diet is disconcerting, as is the lack of awareness of key nutrients and other modifiable risk factors that impact eye health.”


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