Eating an orange every day may reduce the risk of deteriorating eyesight by up to 60 per cent, The Telegraph reports.
A 15-year analysis, conducted at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research in Sydney, Australia, indicated that people who regularly eat oranges are far less likely to develop macular degeneration.
The study involved more than 2,000 adults aged over 50, and it showed that people who ate at least one serving of oranges every day had more than a 60 percent reduced risk of developing macular degeneration 15 years later.
Professor Bamini Gopinath, the study's lead researcher, said the data suggest that flavonoids in oranges may help prevent against the eye disease.
Until now most research has focused on nutrients such as vitamins C, E and A on the eyes.
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