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Oily fish intake reduces risk of diabetic retinopathy, study shows

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 19 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4586
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Older patients with type 2 diabetes who consume dietary omega 3 fatty acids equivalent to at least two weekly servings of oily fish have a significantly lower risk of sight threatening diabetic retinopathy than those who eat less, a prospective observational study has shown.1

Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of vision loss in older people. The pathogenesis is not fully understood, but inflammation, oxidative stress, and microvascular changes play important roles in worsening …

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