New research published in the June issue of journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science indicates that supplementing with DHA (from omega-3 fatty acids) helps preserve vision in seniors. As one ages, toxins can build up in the retina that causes vision loss. This study showed that with the increase in DHA, there was no increase at all in the toxins. This is the first study to demonstrate this specific result.
The findings were published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), published as ready online, is a peer-reviewed academic journal of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). IOVS features original research, mostly pertaining to clinical and laboratory ophthalmology and vision research in general.
IOVS is regarded as a premier basic science journal for the field of ophthalmology and is among the highest ranked by impact factor.
This is one of a number of peer-reviewed research studies showing the importance of including omega-3 fatty acids in one’s regular diet. We do not recommend consumption of commercial canola oil or vegetables oils as they may not be processed in a manner that protects the integrity of the oils.