Research News

March 1998 Issue

Wine May Blunt Risk of Blindness

Drinking as few as one to four glasses of wine a month may protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Characterized by blurred or distorted vision, macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 65. In the study of 3,072 middle-age to older men and women, wine drinkers were 20% less likely to develop macular degeneration than nondrinkers

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