Body mass index and retinopathy in Asian populations with diabetes mellitus
David Rooney, Weng Kit Lye, Gavin Tan, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Mohammad Kamran Ikram, Ching-Yu Cheng, Neelam Kumari, Ying Feng Zheng, Paul Mitchell, Jie Jin Wang, Tien Y Wong, Charumathi Sabanayagam
ACTA DIABETOLOGICA | SPRINGER-VERLAG ITALIA SRL | Published : 2015
Body mass index (BMI) is an established risk factor for diabetes. However, the association between BMI and diabetic retinopathy (DR) has been inconclusive. We aimed to assess the association between BMI and DR in a large population-based sample of multi-ethnic Asian adults in Singapore. We examined 2,278 adults aged ≥40 years with diabetes who participated in three population-based studies conducted from 2004 to 2011: the Singapore Malay Eye Study, the Singapore Indian Eye Study, and the Singapore Chinese Eye Study. Retinal photographs taken from both eyes were graded for any and vision-threatening (VTDR) using the modified Airlie House Classification. BMI (kg/m(2)) was categorized into norm..View full abstract
Awarded by Biomedical Research Council (BMRC)
Awarded by National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore
Awarded by Singapore Ministry of Health's National Medical Research Council under its Talent Development Scheme
Authors acknowledge the staff and participants of the SiMES, SINDI, and SCES Study for their important contributions. This study was funded by Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), 08/1/35/19/550 and National Medical Research Council (NMRC), STaR/0003/2008, Singapore and Singapore Ministry of Health's National Medical Research Council under its Talent Development Scheme R927/36/2012 (CS).