Cruickshanks et al find boomers have better eye health than previous generations

Cruickshanks et al find boomers have better eye health than previous generations

NIA Aging Centers News Reference

New research by Karen Cruickshanks and colleagues shows that baby boomers have a lower incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than did the previous two generations. They speculate that lower rates of heart disease among boomers - long tied to poorer eye health - may be one reason for the decline in AMD.

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Karen J. Cruickshanks (Wisconsin)

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"'Boomers' Doing Better at Avoiding Eye Disease of Aging" - US News & World Report. 11/16/2017.

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