Eating regularly and eating plenty of fruit when young significantly prevents loss of sight in old age. The most comprehensive study of sight and nutrition was conducted at the Brigham Women's Hospital in Boston, USA. For this 77,562 women and 40,866 men aged who were monitored for 12 to 18 years were evaluated.
As a result of the study, it was found that there was a 36% decrease in loss of sight in old age among those who eat fruit regularly three times a day. Experts stressed that the color of the fruit was not important, and that all fruit had protective qualities. However, previous studies had found that carotenoids, which give vegetables and vegetable such as carrots a red, yellow or orange color, as well as vitamins, are more effective at protecting the eyes. "People live longer and healthier lives," says research team member Eunyourg Cho. "Were it not for age-related illnesses like blindness, quality of life will be better in terms of health," he said. Cho stated that because of the limited treatment options for age-related loss of vision, this research has focused entirely on preventing such visual loss. Cho said, "This research is the largest study ever into the prevention of diabetes and loss of sight." The results of this research were published in the magazine 'Achievements in Ophthalmology'. 'Macular degeneration' is one of the main causes of vision loss in people over 65 years of age. There is no effective treatment for the disease associated with degeneration of the macula, which makes up a small part of the retina.