Healthy lifestyle for cardiovascular health also promotes Ey
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Ideal cardiovascular health, which is indicative of a healthy lifestyle, was associated with lower odds for ocular diseases, especially diabetic retinopathy. Findings appearing in the American Journal of Medicine.

Globally, about 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment or blindness and approximately half of the cases could have been prevented. Several ocular diseases share common characteristics that overlap with risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between the American Heart Association's prescription for health called Life's Simple 7 (LS7) metrics and the occurrence of ocular diseases.

The average age of participants was 57 years with 53% of them being women. A 1-unit increase in LS7 scores was associated with reduced odds for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, and glaucoma. After multivariable adjustment, the association was limited to only diabetic retinopathy. This association persisted when diabetic retinopathy was limited to the only diagnosis by retinal imaging. These findings suggest that interventions to prevent cardiovascular diseases may also hold promise in preventing ocular diseases.

Source: https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(20)30540-4/fulltext
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