Vitamin D and Age-Related Macular Degeneration
AbstractIn recent years, the relationship between vitamin D and health has received growing attention from the scientific and medical communities. Vitamin D deficiencies have been repeatedly associated with various acute and chronic diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Its active metabolite, 1α,25-dihydoxy vitamin D, acts as a modulator of cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis, and cumulative data from experimental and observational studies suggest that relatively a lower vitamin D status could be a potential risk factor for the development of early and/or late AMD. Herein, we made a narrative review of the mechanisms linking a potential role of vitamin D with the current concepts of AMD pathophysiology. View Full-Text
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Layana, A.G.; Minnella, A.M.; Garhöfer, G.; Aslam, T.; Holz, F.G.; Leys, A.; Silva, R.; Delcourt, C.; Souied, E.; Seddon, J.M. Vitamin D and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Nutrients 2017, 9, 1120.
Layana AG, Minnella AM, Garhöfer G, Aslam T, Holz FG, Leys A, Silva R, Delcourt C, Souied E, Seddon JM. Vitamin D and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Nutrients. 2017; 9(10):1120.Chicago/Turabian Style
Layana, Alfredo G.; Minnella, Angelo M.; Garhöfer, Gerhard; Aslam, Tariq; Holz, Frank G.; Leys, Anita; Silva, Rufino; Delcourt, Cécile; Souied, Eric; Seddon, Johanna M. 2017. "Vitamin D and Age-Related Macular Degeneration." Nutrients 9, no. 10: 1120.
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