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Three Servings of Fruit Per Day to Decrease Macular Degeneration Risk

separator A recent study has shown that eating fruit may help protect against age related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in older people. The study followed 77,562 women for 18 years and 40,866 men for 12 years. The women were participants in the Nurses’ Health Study, and the men were part of the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

All participants were at least 50 years old when the studies began. At the end of the studies, both women and men who had three or more servings of fruit per day had a lower incidence of macular degeneration. Vegetable consumption did not have an effect.

Source:
The Archives of Ophthalmology, June 2004.



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