The Doctors share a new study which found those who eat at least one orange per day reduced their risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, one of the most common causes of vision loss, by 60 percent!
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork explains it was a sizeable study. Researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed over 2,000 adults ages 50 or older, and followed them for more than 15 years. They looked at their healthy eating habits, even looking at things like tea, apples, and red wine, and it was only oranges which showed a connection to eye disease protection. Researchers attributed it to the flavonoids in oranges.
Age-related macular degeneration affects more than 1.75 million people in the U.S. and it's expected to increase to 3 million in just the next few years! Sounds like reason enough to dig into a juicy orange.