Journal article

Does daily dietary intake affect diabetic retinopathy progression? 10-year results from the 45 and Up Study

Xixi Yan, Xiaotong Han, Changfan Wu, Stuart Keel, Xianwen Shang, Lei Zhang, Mingguang He

British Journal of Ophthalmology | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the associations of dietary consumption with the 10-year incidence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) progression in working-aged Australians with diabetes. METHODS: We obtained longitudinal data of all diabetic subjects aged 45-65 years from the baseline of the 45 and Up Study and linked this data with Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme claims until 2016. Retinal photocoagulation (RPC), as determined based on the MBS data, was used as a proxy measure of DR progression. Dietary measurements were assessed via self-reported consumption of meat, dairy products, whole-meal bread, breakfast cereal, vegetables, fruit and fruit juice using a s..

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Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (81420108008).