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In the News - 08-06

Vitamin D3 and Calcium Supplements Reduce Falls in Older Women. Scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health, Tufts University and the University Hospital Zurich reported that taking a combination of calcium and vitamin D3 supplements for at least three years might help ambulatory older women reduce the odds of falling by as much as 65%. The study was published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids from Fish Oil Protect Your Eyes. Researchers from the University of Sydney found that higher intakes of omega-3 fats from fish oil reduced the risk of age-related maculopathy- which evolves to macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. Consuming fish at least once a week dropped the risk by 40% and eating fish three times a week reduced the risk 75%. A separate new study by Harvard Medical School also found increased omega-3 and fish intake was associated with lower risk of macular degeneration. Both studies are published in the most recent issue of Archives of Ophthalmology.
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