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Correlation between serum lipids and age-related macular degeneration: a case-control study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of visual loss among people aged 65 yr and older. The pathophysiology of AMD is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between serum lipid concentrations and age-related macular degeneration.

METHODS

In this case-control study, total cholesterol (TCH), low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL) and triglyceride (TG) of 32 patients with AMD were compared with 32 subjects without AMD that were matched for age. Data were analyzed using Independent t and Chi-Square Tests.

RESULTS

TCH, LDL, and TG serum concentrations were significantly higher in AMD patients compared with control group (P<0.001, P<0.001 and P<0.017 respectively). There was no difference in HDL concentration between two groups (P=0.781).

CONCLUSION

High level of total cholesterol, TG and LDL were associated with increased risk of AMD. Results of this study suggest further research to better understand the underlying biological mechanisms of AMD related to serum cholesterol.

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    Birjand Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Research Centre, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.

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    Journal of research in health sciences 13:1 2013 May 29 pg 98-101

    MeSH

    Aged
    Aged, 80 and over
    Case-Control Studies
    Cholesterol
    Female
    Humans
    Iran
    Lipids
    Lipoproteins, HDL
    Lipoproteins, LDL
    Macular Degeneration
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Risk Assessment
    Triglycerides

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    23772022

    Citation

    Davari, Mohammad Hossein, et al. "Correlation Between Serum Lipids and Age-related Macular Degeneration: a Case-control Study." Journal of Research in Health Sciences, vol. 13, no. 1, 2013, pp. 98-101.
    Davari MH, Gheitasi H, Yaghobi G, et al. Correlation between serum lipids and age-related macular degeneration: a case-control study. J Res Health Sci. 2013;13(1):98-101.
    Davari, M. H., Gheitasi, H., Yaghobi, G., & Heydari, B. (2013). Correlation between serum lipids and age-related macular degeneration: a case-control study. Journal of Research in Health Sciences, 13(1), pp. 98-101.
    Davari MH, et al. Correlation Between Serum Lipids and Age-related Macular Degeneration: a Case-control Study. J Res Health Sci. 2013 May 29;13(1):98-101. PubMed PMID: 23772022.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Correlation between serum lipids and age-related macular degeneration: a case-control study. AU - Davari,Mohammad Hossein, AU - Gheitasi,Hoda, AU - Yaghobi,Gholamhossein, AU - Heydari,Behrouz, Y1 - 2013/05/29/ PY - 2013/01/04/received PY - 2013/02/18/accepted PY - 2013/01/29/revised PY - 2013/6/18/entrez PY - 2012/1/1/pubmed PY - 2015/10/31/medline KW - Age-related macular degeneration KW - Cholesterol KW - Iran KW - Serum lipids KW - Triglycerides SP - 98 EP - 101 JF - Journal of research in health sciences JO - J Res Health Sci VL - 13 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of visual loss among people aged 65 yr and older. The pathophysiology of AMD is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between serum lipid concentrations and age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: In this case-control study, total cholesterol (TCH), low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL) and triglyceride (TG) of 32 patients with AMD were compared with 32 subjects without AMD that were matched for age. Data were analyzed using Independent t and Chi-Square Tests. RESULTS: TCH, LDL, and TG serum concentrations were significantly higher in AMD patients compared with control group (P<0.001, P<0.001 and P<0.017 respectively). There was no difference in HDL concentration between two groups (P=0.781). CONCLUSION: High level of total cholesterol, TG and LDL were associated with increased risk of AMD. Results of this study suggest further research to better understand the underlying biological mechanisms of AMD related to serum cholesterol. SN - 2228-7809 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23772022/Correlation_between_serum_lipids_and_age_related_macular_degeneration:_a_case_control_study_ L2 - http://jrhs.umsha.ac.ir/index.php/JRHS/article/view/828/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -