Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin A for retinitis pigmentosa

A study published in Feb. 2012 reports that adding omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish, and also in fish oil) to Vitamin A palmitate supplementation significantly slowed the decline in distance and retinal visual acuities in adults with retinitis pigmentosa. Retinitis pigmentosa affects approximatley 1 in 4000 adult Americans. The combination Vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids, according to the study authors, may essentially preserve life-long vision for these patients.

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