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Atherosclerosis linked to age-related macular degeneration
Atherosclerosis linked to age-related macular degeneration

(February 12, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Wisconsin - Atherosclerosis may raise risk of early age-related macular degeneration, according to a report published in Ophthalmology. Researchers studied 1,700 individuals between 53 and 96 years of age. Participants were assessed for AMD at 5 year and 10 year followup, and intima-media thickness (IMT), plaque in the carotid artery, angina, MI or stroke were all reported by the patient's physician. Results showed that mean IMT was associated with early AMD and late AMD, but history of stroke, angina or MI had no such association. As well, the number of sites with plaque were linked to late AMD but not early AMD.

 
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