Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, November 8th, 2004
Researchers in Australia have conducted a study "to examine the cross-sectional relationship of the metabolic syndrome (hypertension, hyperglycemia, central obesity, and dyslipidemia) and retinal microvascular abnormalities in middle-aged men and women. [The research involved] a population-based, cross-sectional study involving 11,265 persons aged 49 to 73 years who had retinal photography from 1993 through 1995. Photographs were graded for presence of retinal microvascular signs (micro-aneurysms, retinal hemorrhages, arteriovenous nicking, and focal arteriolar narrowing) according to a standardized...
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