Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

I am constantly amazed by the press this poorly designed study keeps getting.  First you take subjects with an ocular condition (dry AMD) and no cognitive problems and give them a placebo level of omega-3 fatty acids. (It was a placebo since I have published research in 2014 that demonstrates giving 5-8 times greater levels of omega-3 fatty acids have a significant benefit in such patients).  With a placebo level of omega-3 you see no benefit on their dry AMD.  Then you do cognitive testing in same subjects to demonstrate that a placebo level of omega-3 fatty acids has no cognitive benefit.  That’s what I call dumb science.