Bilirubin Protects Against Diabetic Retinopathy

July 6, 2011

Ophthalmology:  A study of over 3,000 patients with diabetes or impaired glucose metablism noted a significantly lower prevalence- approximately half- of diabetic retinopathy among those with elevated bilirubin levels. The theory is that bilirubin has protective anti-oxidative properties, as some studies have demonstrated an inverse relationship between bilirubin and cardiovascular disease.

 

 



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