HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Dietary fats may increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration

CHICAGO High intake of dietary fats may increase the risk of progression of age-related macular degeneration, according to an article in the December issue of The Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

According to information in the article, age-related macular degeneration (AMD, a common, progressive eye disease in older people that causes blindness) is the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment and blindness in the United States and in other developed countries. Six percent to eight percent of people aged 75 and older have the advanced stages of AMD associated with blindness. It is estimated that more than eight million people have the intermediate stages of AMD, and of these about 1.3 million people will develop advanced AMD within the next five years.

Johanna M. Seddon, M.D., Sc.M., of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, and colleagues evaluated the associated between dietary fat intake, including specific types of fat, on rates of progression of AMD in a large population at risk for vision loss.

The researchers studied 261 patients aged 60 or older who had some sign of AMD in at least one eye. Participants were followed for an average of 4.6 years and completed food frequency questionnaires designed to measure the amounts and kinds of foods eaten in the previous week.

The researchers found that consumption of dietary fats and fat-containing food groups modified the risk of progression to advanced AMD, whereas fish and nut consumption reduced the risk.

"In this prospective longitudinal study, we found that higher levels of dietary fat intake were associated with the progression of AMD to the advanced stages associated with visual loss," the authors write. "Specifically, higher intake of vegetable fat, and to a lesser extent animal fat, increased rates of progression. Saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and transunsaturated fats were also related to progression.
'"/>

Contact: Mary Leach
617-573-4170
JAMA and Archives Journals
8-Dec-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. National Academies Advisory: April 1 Public Briefing on Safety of Dietary Supplements
2. Dietary supplements containing ephedra and caffeine may cause heart problems
3. Dietary fat not linked to risk of stroke
4. Dietary supplement and flu vaccines
5. Dietary intake of vitamin E may reduce risk of Parkinsons disease
6. Dietary change may prevent the most serious form of prostate cancer
7. Dietary whole grains may benefit in prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes
8. Examining The Science Behind Nutraceuticals: Proceedings of the AAPS Dietary Supplements Forum
9. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Dietary Supplements Forum examines science behind nutraceuticals
10. Dietary bioflavonoids induce DNA breaks, may contribute to infant leukemia
11. First Evidence Found Of Link Between Gum Disease And High Alcohol Consumption, Low Dietary Antioxidants

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Dietary fats may increase the risk age related macular degeneration

(Date:9/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... Routines… every ... – routines can help make things easier for parents, caregivers and children too. Here ... routines, transitions both big and small become more fluid. When a routine is implemented ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... September is Baby Safety Month, and Lightning ... stickers to keep little ones' safety top of mind at all times. , Sponsored ... focus. According to the JPMA's Baby Safety Zone website, this year's theme is A ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... of professional hair salons. This highly anticipated partnership between Curly Hair Solutions™ and ... Styling Collection. Founder Jonathan Torch and the Curly Hair Solutions™ team could not ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Orange, NJ (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 ... ... the spine to eliminate chronic back pain – once required a long, arduous ... a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less blood loss and minimal muscle damage. ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Cosmetic ... the resources they need to have a successful cosmetic procedure; from publishing encyclopedic ... Cosmetic Town Journal is always ready to help. , It is clear that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Back into the Swing of Things: How Family Routines Benefit Children 2Health News:Lightning Labels Can Help Make A Difference This Baby Safety Month 2Health News:Lightning Labels Can Help Make A Difference This Baby Safety Month 3Health News:Curly Hair Solutions™ Partners With Trade Secrets 2Health News:Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions Squash Back Pain without Arduous Recovery 2Health News:Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions Squash Back Pain without Arduous Recovery 3Health News:Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions Squash Back Pain without Arduous Recovery 4Health News:Cosmetic Town: A One Stop Plastic Surgery Community 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... Aug. 31, 2015  DICOM Grid,  the #1 ... it was recognized as a semifinalist for a ... The awards are sponsored by Auntminnie.com, a ... in the medical imaging industry.  Since 1999, the ... to acknowledge the contributions of their peers. Nominations ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... JERUSALEM, Israel, Aug. 31, 2015  Chiasma, Inc. ... company developing octreotide capsules for the orphan condition ... quarter ended June 30, 2015 and provided a ... have been a transformative time for Chiasma, as ... recently announced that our first New Drug Application ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Thousands of people will peacefully demonstrate their ... addiction epidemic at dozens of rallies across the country ... the United States has experienced skyrocketing ... and heroin, yet the President has never once spoken ... letter to President Obama , rally organizers compared his ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DG Suite Nabs "Minnies" Nomination for "Best New Radiology Software" 2Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 2Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 3Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 4Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 5Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 6Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 7Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 8Chiasma Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights 9Obama Administration's Neglect of Opioid Crisis Prompts Rallies in Many States 2
Cached News: