Oranges can help protect eyes, says study

Research claims that oranges are good for maintaining the health of the eyes. It has been found that people who eat oranges on a regular basis have less chances of being affected by macular degeneration.

Macular degeneration causes vision loss in the center of the field of vision of the eye. It is the leading cause of blindness in the world and mostly affects people in their old age.

The research was conducted in Australia and data was collected over a period of 15 years from more than 2000 people above the age of 50 years.

The results of the study are published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study claims that people who ate atleast one orange a day were at a 60% less risk of being affected by macular degeneration.

The study shows that oranges can help provide protection to eyes from diseases that may cause loss of vision.

There is no cure for Macular degeneration at present.

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