Study: No correlation between body fat, diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetes

HAMBURG — Body fat distribution and adipokine secretion were not associated with diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a study carried out at the University of Dijon, France, a speaker said here.  “Diabetic retinopathy is first cause of blindness in people aged 50 years or less in industrialized countries. In addition to well-recognized risk factors, such as duration of diabetes, poor glycemic and blood pressure control, excess visceral fat has been suggested to play a role by some studies,” Denis Dossarps, MD, said during the Euretina (Read more...)

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