Amy Millen, PhD, will study the association between diet and lifestyle factors and age-related macular degeneration.
Title: Diet and Lifestyle Factors Reducing Risk for Age-Related Eye Diseases
Principal Investigator: Amy Millen, PhD
Funding Agency: National Eye Institute (NEI) and University of Wisconsin
Period: 12/01/11 - 11/30/13
Abstract: This study examines whether high risk age-related macular degeneration (AMD) genetic profiles modify the associations between prevalent AMD and 1) healthy diets, 2) vitamin D status and 3) other lifestyle factors. Additionally, this study also investigates the role of candidate genes in predicting carotenoid and vitamin D status, which evidence suggests may be related to AMD.