Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2019;1185:39-43 Authors: Skowronska-Krawczyk D, Chao DL Abstract Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Long-chain and very long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC and VLC-PUFAs) have been linked to AMD pathogenesis through epidemiologic, biochemical, and genetic studies; however, the exact mechanisms of pathogenesis are unknown. Here, we review the scientific and clinical evidence supporting the role of PUFAs in AMD and discuss future directions for elucidating the roles of these fatty acids in AMD pathogenesis. PMID: 31884586 [PubMed - in process]
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