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Are crabs and oysters good for your eyes?

August 8, 2010


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November 27, 2011

i think crabs is good for the IQ

November 19, 2010

Regardless if omega-3 has any great effect on your eyes the other health benefits that they do offer definately make them a worthwhile supplement.

October 28, 2010

Hmmm, how can it be that so many scientific studies on the same issue can consistently come up with different results.

It’s a scary concept, these studies with differing results. It’s difficult to believe any study, institution or research anymore…

September 12, 2010

The effect of zinc in AMD is not as significant as the effect of omega 3 fatty acids in AMD. Docosahexaenoic acid [DHA], one of the components of omega 3 fatty acids plays a major role in stimulating the light-sensing nerve cells, found on retina, which is required for preventing AMD. Because of the possible toxic effects and complications of oral zinc administration, widespread use of zinc in macular degeneration is not warranted much.The amount of Omega 3 fatty acids found in fishes is relatively higher than the amounts found in crabs and oysters. The amount of zinc in oysters and crabs is relatively higher than in fishes. Hence fishes can be recommended over oysters and crabs to preventAMD

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