Adherence to a Mediterranean diet, genetic susceptibility, and progression to advanced macular degeneration: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Merle2015AdherenceTA,
  title={Adherence to a Mediterranean diet, genetic susceptibility, and progression to advanced macular degeneration: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={B{\'e}n{\'e}dicte M J Merle and Rachel E. Silver and Bernard A Rosner and Johanna M. Seddon},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={1196-206}
}
BACKGROUND Adherence to a Mediterranean-type diet is linked to a lower risk of mortality and chronic disease, but the association with the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and genetic susceptibility is unknown. OBJECTIVE We examined the association of adherence to the Mediterranean diet and genetic susceptibility with progression to advanced AMD. DESIGN Among 2525 subjects in the AREDS (Age-Related Eye Disease Study), 1028 eyes progressed to advanced AMD over 13 y… CONTINUE READING
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