Journal article

Changes in Abdominal Obesity and Age-Related Macular Degeneration The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

Anna Peeters, Dianna J Magliano, June Stevens, Bruce B Duncan, Ronald Klein, Tien Y Wong

ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between changes in waist-hip ratio (WHR), a measure of abdominal obesity, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: A total of 12 515 persons from a population-based cohort study, aged 45 to 64 years in 1987 to 1989, were followed up over 6 years. The percentage change in WHR during follow-up was ranked into sex-specific deciles; an increase in WHR was defined as the top 10% of change and a decrease in WHR as the bottom 10%. The association of increased or decreased WHR and presence of AMD at follow-up was determined using logistic regression adjusting for potential confounders. RESULTS: The average change in WHR was an increase of 2%, ranging..

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Awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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Funding Acknowledgements

Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study is carried out as a collaborative study supported by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute contracts N01-HC-55015, N01-HC-55016, N01-HC-55018, N01-HC-55019, N01-HC-55020, N01-HC-55021, and N01-HC-55022. Additional support was provided by a VicHealth Research Fellowship (Dr Peeters) and the National Heart Foundation, Australia (Dr Wong).