Association between body mass index and diabetic retinopathy in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes

@article{Lu2014AssociationBB,
  title={Association between body mass index and diabetic retinopathy in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes},
  author={Jun Lu and Xuhong Hou and Lei Zhang and Fusong Jiang and Cheng Hu and Yuqian Bao and Weiping Jia},
  journal={Acta Diabetologica},
  year={2014},
  volume={52},
  pages={701-708}
}
AimsTo explore the factors mediating the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Chinese type 2 diabetes patients.MethodsThis is a cross-sectional study. Data of 2,533 patients with type 2 diabetes were studied from the Shanghai Diabetes Registry Database. DR was assessed using non-mydriatic fundus photography and graded as non-DR, mild–moderate (DR I–II), and sight-threatening (DR III–IV). BMI (kg/m2) was classified as normal weight (18.5 ≤ BMI < 25… CONTINUE READING

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