Fish Oil Provides Protection for Cells Involved in Vision
One of the polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) foound in fish oils is omega-3 (docosahexaenoic acid or DHA). Research done by a team of LSU Health New Orleans scientists found that DHA and its enzymatic metabolic derivative, docosanoids, plays a key role in preconditioning protection and the survival of photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. The dysfunction and death of these cells leads to retinal degenerative diseases such as macular degeneration.
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