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Ask Tufts Experts December 2008 Issue

Q: I take flax-oil supplements every day and I was alarmed to read in your September 2008 issue that high intake of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), found in flax, was actually associated with an increase in risk for early age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Should I stop taking flax oil?

Answer : We checked with the lead researcher on that study, Elaine W. T. Chong, MBBS...

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