London: Eating fish can diminish the risk of blindness by nearly half. According to researchers, fish like Tuna, Salmon which contains omega-3 fatty acids is helpful to prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that leads to the gradual loss of vision.
 
William Christen, of the Harvard Medical School, said that 'dark meat' fish appeared to help the most.
 
“This lower risk appeared to be due, primarily, to consumption of canned tuna fish and dark-meat fish,” said Christen.
 
The disease, which mainly affects people over 40, creates a black spot in the centre of their vision which slowly gets bigger.
 
With the number of AMD sufferers expected to treble in the next 25 years as the population ages, there is an urgent need for a breakthrough.
 
The team at Harvard Medical School backed on another study of more than 38,000 women to obtain the findings. All the participants began the study AMD-free.

(Agencies)