Scientists have discovered that a daily espresso, teamed with a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables, has a protective effect on the eyes.
They found that coffee consumption can help ward off age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in the elderly.
The debilitating condition already affects 600,000 people in Britain and is set to increase significantly in the next few years as people live longer.
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Scientists say the brew, enjoyed by millions as the perfect pick me up, is rich in antioxidants which protect the brain and heart.
A review of previous studies found a few cups a day made deadly heart attacks and strokes 21 per cent less likely.
It comes a week after the same scientists, funded by the coffee industry, found the same consumption level cuts the chance of suffering dementia by over a quarter.