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Racial diversity
Jan 16, 2012
The 4-year incidence and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Latinos are lower than in non-Hispanic whites, according to a report from the Latino Eye Study. Latinos represent the largest of minority populations in the United States. According to the 2004 US Census, 35.6 million people, or 12.5% of the nation's residents,...

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Racial diversity
Jan 16, 2012
The Latino Eye Study identified older age and higher pulse pressure as risk factors for 4-year incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in adult Latinos. Latinos constitute the largest and fastest-growing minority segment of the US population. If recent trends continue, the US Latino population is estimated to increase to 102.6...

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Racial groups
Jan 16, 2012
Racial minorities, including Latinos and Asian Americans, do not appear to have similar risks of developing nonexudative and exudative Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as whites in the United States, according to a recent study. Several large population-based studies have examined differences in the prevalence of AMD between whites and...

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Red meat
Apr 22, 2011
A genetic variation of the transferrin gene is associated with increased risk of AMD in smokers. Oxidative stress is a major environmental risk factor of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) AMD is associated with the increased level of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which may be produced in reactions catalyzed by iron present in the retina....

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salmon
Mar 30, 2011
Dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids and fish decreases the risk of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women, according to a new study. Cardiovascular disease and AMD have been hypothesized to share similar mechanisms and risk factors. Dietary intake of fish, and specifically omega-3 fatty acids concentrated in fish (...

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cardiovascular system
Mar 10, 2011
Patients with elevated concentration of plasma lipoproteins and C-reactive protein (CRP) have a higher risk of developing AMD, according to a new study. Cardiovascular disease and AMD have been shown to share some of the same risk factors, including high body mass index (BMI), C-reactive protein, other cytokines, and history of smoking....

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Amsler grid distortion signals AMD
Feb 26, 2011
A questionnaire that assess a patient's subjective perception of metamorphopsia correlates well to metamorphopsia measured using two clinical tests, according to a new study. In addition to visual acuity loss and central scotoma, metamorphopsia is an important symptom often observed in patients with macular diseases such as idiopathic...

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Asian family
Feb 26, 2011
Researchers have found a relationship between diabetes mellitus and early age-related macular degeneration in Korean adults, according to a new study. Other than age, the epidemiologic risk factors most consistently associated with AMD are cardiovascular risk factors. Many cardiovascular disease risk factors have been suggested as potential...

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Generations
Jan 22, 2011
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is significantly less prevalent in American adults today than 15 years ago, according to findings from a nationally representative, population-based, cross-sectional survey of more than 5000 people. Using data from people aged 40 years or more from the 2005 to 2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination...

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Neil Ford uses ZoomText to enlarge the type on his computer
Jan 20, 2011
Jim Vlock is on a mission. Afflicted 15 years ago with macular degeneration, a retinal disorder that erodes central vision and thus the ability to drive, read, watch television and recognize faces, Mr. Vlock is determined to spread the word about the many devices that can help people like him live more fulfilling, independent and productive lives....

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