Fish Oil Can Prevent Older People from Vision Loss, Says Study

A laboratory test conducted at the Louisiana State University discovered that the chemical found in three oils from fatty fish including salmon, sardines and mackerel help boosting daily survival of cells in the eyes that are critical to vision. The research is published in the online issue of the Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology journal in November.

Omega-3 fatty acid DHA, which found plentiful in fish oils and the precondition derivatives photoreceptors sensitive to the subject that process it, which is a light as well as the RPEs (Retinal Pigment Epithelials), which is a layer of supporting cells under the retina.

Nicolas Bazan, a leading author of the study with his team discovered that DHA and the omega-3 fatty acid are abundant in fish oils and they preconditions various kinds of retinal cells to resist stress like their blood supply gets cut off.

Preconditioning produces when a blood supply to the organ gets interrupted for fleetingly, and then reestablished. The interruption gives a protective response which would carry over the next blood supply shortage that is more likely to the immunity vaccine confers.

MD, PhD, Nicolas Bazan, Boyd Professor and Director at the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence said in a statement that, “Our findings support the proposed concept that DHA and docosanoids (molecules made in the brain at the onset of injury or disease) are responsible for activating sustained cellular mechanisms that elicit long-term preconditioning protection.”

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