Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Other Fat Intake, Genetic Susceptibility, and Progression to Incident Geographic Atrophy – Corrected Proof

Objective: To investigate associations between dietary omega-3 fatty acids and other fat intake, genes related to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and progression to geographic atrophy (GA). Design: Observational analysis of a prospective cohort. Participants: A total of 2531 individuals from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study, among which 525 eyes progressed to GA and 4165 eyes did not. Methods: Eyes without advanced AMD at baseline were evaluated for progression to GA. Behavioral data, including smoking and body mass index measurements, were collected at baseline using questionnaires. Dietary data were collected from food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) at baseline. Omega-3 fatty acids (docosahexaenoic (Read more...)

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