Silver Book Fact

Increase in AMD risk for people with a high dGI

A recent study showed that there was a 49% increase in the risk of advanced AMD for people with a dGI (dietary glycemic index) higher than the sex median (women >= 77.9; men >= 79.3).

Chiu, Chung-Jung, Roy C. Milton, Gary Gensler, and Allen Taylor. Association Between Dietary Glycemic Index and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Nondiabetic Participants in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. July 2007; 86(1): 180-8. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/1/180.full

Reference

Title
Association Between Dietary Glycemic Index and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Nondiabetic Participants in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study
Publication
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publisher
American Society for Nutrition
Publication Date
July 2007
Authors
Chiu, Chung-Jung, Roy C. Milton, Gary Gensler, and Allen Taylor
Volume & Issue
Volume 86, Issue 1
Pages
180-8
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Because the resource use and direct cost of glaucoma treatment and management increases as the disease severity worsens– from an average $623 per early-stage patient to $2,511 per late-stage patient–…  
  • Intensive glucose control (3 or more daily insulin injections or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion) reduced the mean risk of retinopathy progression by 54% in type 1 diabetes patients with minimal-to-moderate…  
  • Treatment of patients with advanced dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) implants resulted in stabilization of visual acuity.  A sub-group analysis found that 100% of patients…  
  • The cost-effectiveness of detection and treatment of eye disease in diabetics is $3,190 per quality adjusted life year (QALY).  
  • Mobile Exam for DR
    Use of a mobile examination for DR screening in Finland decreased visual impairment by 86% in the covered area.