A Protein May Predict AMD Risk
The hsCRP Protein can predict future risk of AMD, according to a recent study reported in JAMA Ophthalmology. High levels of hsCRP, a protein made in the liver and fat cells, occur during times of tissue damage, infection and inflammation. In the study, patients were initially free of AMD. Results showed a significantly increased risk of incident AMD for high vs low hsCRP levels. The risk of neovascular AMD also increased among those with high hsCRP levels.