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The incidence, progression and risk factors of age related macular degeneration
The incidence, progression and risk factors of age related macular degeneration (April 29, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Iceland - Research published in Ophthalmology the incidence, progression and risk factors for age related macular degeneration. Researchers studied nearly 3,000 individuals graded for AMD. Participants underwent completed a questionnaire and underwent clinical testing. Results showed that, of these participants, nearly 15% developed AMD. Analysis showed that age, smoking history, plasma HDL cholesterol, BMI and female sex were associated with the disease.
 
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