Advanced Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Year Published: 2017

Journal

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci

Authors

Chiu CJ, Chang ML, Li T, Gensler G, Taylor A

Methods

This study was conducted to examine the relationship between dietary patterns and prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A total of 8103 eyes from 4088 participants in the baseline Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) were placed into three groups: participants without AMD (n=2739), participants with early AMD (n = 4599), and participants with advanced AMD (n = 765).

Key Findings

Two major dietary patterns and eight minor dietary patterns were characterized. A dietary pattern that contained peanuts as the main food item was associated with decreased risk of AMD.