Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Regular Aspirin Use May Trigger AMD
“Regular aspirin use has been linked to a significantly increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a recent study published in JAMA,” notes a recent Medical News Today post. “A recent study stated that age-related macular degeneration is set to increase, with 20% of people above the age of 60 already presenting early signs of the condition. ...According to background information in the study: 'Aspirin use in the United States is widespread, with an estimated 19.3 percent of adults reporting regular consumption, and reported use increases with age. The results of cross-sectional studies of aspirin use and its relation to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been inconsistent.'” Read more.