Diet may contribute to severe eye disease in African-Americans with type 1 diabetes.

MedPage Today (1/12, Emery) reported that, according to a study published in online Jan. 11 in the Archives of Ophthalmology, “African-Americans with type 1 diabetes and diets high in calories and sodium appear to be at higher risk for vision-robbing, diabetes-related eye disease than those with healthier diets.” In a study of “469 African-American diabetics,” researchers found that those “who consumed the most calories were 39% more likely to develop vision-threatening retinopathy over a six-year period than those who ate the lowest calorie diets.” Meanwhile, “those who ate high-sodium diets were 31% more likely to suffer macular edema.”

For further information on eye and vision care issues visit www.youreyesite.com

Advertisements

One Response

  1. […] The Library wrote an interesting post today. Here’s a quick excerptMedPage Today (1/12, Emery) reported that, according to a study published in online Jan. 11 in the Archives of Ophthalmology, “African-Americans with btype 1 diabetes/b and diets high in calories and sodium appear to be at higher risk for … […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: