British study links alcohol with lower risk of developing cataracts

British study links alcohol with lower risk of developing cataracts

The Guardian

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Research finds lower risk among those who drink up to 14 units a week – especially if they drink red wine

People who consume up to 14 units of alcohol a week have less chance of developing cataracts, especially if they drink red wine, a new British study has found.

Antioxidants found in wine could help explain why moderate drinkers are at up to 23% less risk of having to have cataract surgery than people who shun alcohol, the researchers believe.

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