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Risk of AMD has decreased over the past few generations, study finds

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5351 (Published 17 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5351
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

The risk of age related macular degeneration (AMD) has decreased by more than 60% in each subsequent generation of people born throughout the twentieth century, a large US study has reported.1

“This dramatic decline in the incidence suggests that environmental or behavioral factors are important risk factors in the etiology of AMD,” the researchers, led by Karen Cruickshanks from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, US, said. “These results show that the epidemic of AMD …

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