Relationship between retinol and risk of diabetic retinopathy: a case-control study.

  title={Relationship between retinol and risk of diabetic retinopathy: a case-control study.},
  author={Chunmei Zhang and Kelei Li and Jiayu Zhang and Xiaotong Kuang and Chunxiao Liu and Qingxue Deng and Duo Li},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={28 3},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between retinol and risk of diabetic retinopathy in Chinese adults. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN Eighty-six subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and 40 healthy subjects (healthy comparison group, HCG) were recruited in Beijing Luhe Hospital. Of the 86 T2DM subjects, 43 subjects were diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy (DRG), and 43 subjects had no retinopathy (DNRG). RESULTS Dietary intake of… 

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