C-reactive protein and homocysteine are associated with dietary and behavioral risk factors for age-related macular degeneration.

@article{Seddon2006CreactivePA,
  title={C-reactive protein and homocysteine are associated with dietary and behavioral risk factors for age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Johanna M. Seddon and Gary R Gensler and Michael L. Klein and Roy C. Milton},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={441-3}
}
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether age-related macular degeneration risk factors are associated with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) and homocysteine (HCY), systemic biomarkers for cardiovascular disease. METHODS Subjects with a range of age-related macular maculopathies or no maculopathy at two centers in the United States were evaluated. Risk factors and biomarkers were assessed by questionnaire, direct measurement, or analyses of blood specimens. RESULTS Higher levels of serum… CONTINUE READING

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