Smoking Increases Risk of Macular Degeneration

May 11, 2011

Researchers in Japan studied the effect of environmental and physiological parameters on the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  They found a very strong association with cigarette smoking.  Hypertension and body mass index (BMI) were mildly associated, while serum lipids (including presence of omega-3 fatty acids) or gender were not associated at all.

For an abstract of the article, click here.

Risa Schulman, PhD
Expert, Healthy Food and Dietary Supplement Science, Marketing and Regulatory




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