Studies have shown that red wine intake can lower risks of many common eye health issues, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Each of these conditions affects millions of people in the U.S. – 11 million people suffer from macular degeneration alone and that number is expected to double by 2050. A large-scale study from 2005 found that moderate wine drinkers reduced their incidence of developing any kind of cataracts by about 50 percent compared to non-drinkers. Again, it looks like resveratrol is the source of this benefit.
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