Women With Higher BMI, Weight May Have Reduced Risk Of Developing Certain Forms Of Glaucoma

MedPage Today (8/3, Gever) reported, “Women with higher body mass index and weight were at reduced risk of developing certain forms of glaucoma,” according to a study published in the August issue of Ophthalmology. In fact, “for each unit of body mass index, participants in the giant Nurses’ Health Study showed a 6% reduction (95% CI 2% to 9%) in the rate of developing primary open-angle glaucoma with an intraocular pressure of 21 mm Hg or less at diagnosis (so-called normal tension).” The study authors theorized that “some measure linked to adiposity or lean mass that is under sex hormonal influences may protect against the development of primary open-angle glaucoma.”

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