Wellness Foods

For Your Eyes Only

Feb 01, 2005

According to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, eating fruit regularly and earlier in life may help ward off macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, reports Reuters.

They compared data from 77,562 women and 40,866 men for 12 to 18 years and found both men and women who consumed three or more servings of unspecified fruit a day had a 36-percent decreased risk of developing macular degeneration.