Gut microbiota influences pathological angiogenesis in obesity‐driven choroidal neovascularization

@inproceedings{Andriessen2016GutMI,
  title={Gut microbiota influences pathological angiogenesis in obesity‐driven choroidal neovascularization},
  author={Elisabeth M M A Andriessen and Ariel Molly Wilson and Gaelle Mawambo and Agnieszka Dejda and Khalil Miloudi and Florian Sennlaub and Przemyslaw Sapieha},
  booktitle={EMBO molecular medicine},
  year={2016}
}
Age-related macular degeneration in its neovascular form (NV AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among adults above the age of 60. Epidemiological data suggest that in men, overall abdominal obesity is the second most important environmental risk factor after smoking for progression to late-stage NV AMD To date, the mechanisms that underscore this observation remain ill-defined. Given the impact of high-fat diets on gut microbiota, we investigated whether commensal microbes influence the… CONTINUE READING
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