Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs May Fight Macular Degeneration

“A new study raises the intriguing possibility that drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol may be effective against macular degeneration, a blinding eye disease,” according to Science Daily. “Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in Americans over 50, shares a common link with atherosclerosis. Both problems have the same underlying defect: the inability to remove a buildup of fat and cholesterol. The new study is published online in the journal Cell Metabolism.” Read more.
You also can read about the development on Medical News Today.
And even more from the National Eye Institute.

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