University of London college of ophthalmologists found that wine may reduce the risk of developing cataracts.
The researchers collected data from more than 490,000 people, including information about their diet, alcohol consumption, and disease. It has been found that low and moderate alcohol consumption, consuming about ten glasses of wine or six glasses of beer a week, reduces the risk of developing cataracts.
The most obvious connection was with red wine. People who consume it are 23% less likely to be treated for cataracts and have surgery. Beer and other alcoholic beverages had much fewer effects.
Doctors say the reason for this may be polyphenol compounds present in wine that can protect the body.