• Large data set correlates cholesterol levels with AMD

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    HDL cholesterol and triglycerides have, respectively, a positive and negative association with increased risk for age-related macular degeneration, particularly in the early stages, according to a study.
    Researchers analyzed the correlation between circulating lipid levels and AMD, as well as the association with specific genetic variants, in a large data set from the European EYE-RISK project, involving 14 studies in seven countries.
    This study, like several other studies, was triggered by the notion that drusen are deposits of lipid-rich proteins, resembling the formation of artherosclerotic
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