No positive association found between AMD and Alzheimer’s disease, dementia

No positive association was found between age-related macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, according to a study.Researchers examined English National Health Service hospital episode statistics from Jan. 1, 1999, to Feb. 28, 2011, which comprised 65,894 patients with AMD and 168,092 patients with dementia; more than 7.7 million people were in a reference cohort.Subjects were analyzed for risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia after diagnosis of AMD and risk of AMD after diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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