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Oranges lower risk of severe vision loss by 60%

The apple may have to move out of the way as the "go to fruit" for keeping the doctor away and make room for the orange.

A recent study found that regularly eating an orange had a 60 percent reduced risk of developing late

stage macular degeneration 15 years later. The study involved more than 2,000 Australian adults 50 years of age an older. Study participants were followed for 15 years.

Participants who ate at least one orange a day had a 60 percent reduction in developing the disease. Even eating just one orange a week offered significant protection. Researchers believe the flavonoids in oranges offer protection against the disease. 

The team of researchers looks to understand why eye diseases occur and the genetic and environmental factors that can prompt vision loss.

 

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