Log in to download the full paper.
Log in to download the full paper.
This is part of our discussion about publications by Stephen T. Sinatra M.D. I am attaching his publication, which is a letter to the editor in regard to another study. Log in to download the PDF, or use the link below to obtain it from Wiley Online Library.
Apolipoprotein E is the "Alzheimer's gene". It is also widely known to be important in cardiovascular disease. Now we see it may have some bearing on glaucoma (at least in some populations). Log in to download the full text paper and read the FitEyes member-only portion of this blog post (below).
Epidemiological studies have evaluated the association between Apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene ε2/ε3/ε4 polymorphism and glaucoma susceptibility. However, the published data are still inconclusive. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impact of APOE gene ε2/ε3/ε4 polymorphism on glaucoma risk by using meta-analysis.
A comprehensive literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, Elsevier Science Direct and CNKI databases was conducted to identify relevant articles, with the last report up to January 5, 2014. Pooled odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were used to assess the strength of association by using the fixed or random effect model.
Fifteen separate studies including 2,700 cases and 2,365 controls were included in the meta-analysis. We did not detect a significant association between APOE gene ε2/ε3/ε4 polymorphism and glaucoma in overall population (P > 0.0083). In Asians, we detected an association of the ε4ε4 genotype with elevated risk for glaucoma (OR = 5.22, 95% CI = 1.85-14.68, P = 0.002), mainly for primary open angle glaucoma (OR = 4.98, 95% CI = 1.75-14.20, P = 0.003).
The meta-analysis suggests that APOE gene ε4ε4 may be associated with elevated risk for primary open angle glaucoma in Asians. However, more epidemiologic studies based on larger sample size, case–control design and stratified by ethnicity as well as types of glaucoma are suggested to further clarify the relationship between APOE gene ε2/ε3/ε4 polymorphism and genetic predisposition to glaucoma.
Keywords: Glaucoma, APOE, Genetic, Meta-analysis
All five papers in the series. Log in to download.
Thematic review series: The Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis
An interpretive history of the cholesterol controversy
by Daniel Steinberg
Department of Medicine, University of California–San Diego, La Jolla, CA
This post has Fred Pollack's four papers attached. Log in to download. If you think you may not have time to read all 4 parts, I suggest reading Part 3 first. Part 3 alone may be sufficient to answer your questions.
1. A Preliminary Evaluation of Chowdhury Meta-Analysis on the Association of Fatty Acids with Coronary Risk: Part 1
2. Evaluation of Chowdhury Meta-Analysis on the Association of Fatty Acids with Coronary Risk, Part 2
Diet to Halt and Reverse Heart-Disease/Atherosclerosis Info
About 9 years ago, I did a deep dive into the diet/health medical research. I was more concerned about heart disease and my wife Iris was more concerned about getting cancer. The research clearly showed that a low-fat, whole-food plant-based diet addressed both issues. We made the switch 9 years ago. I have continued to read the peer reviewed research.
Results showed that the risk for death from any cause was reduced by about 33% comparing in participants with highest omega-3 blood levels
Study shows omega-3 levels are better predictors of risk for death than serum cholesterol
From FitEyes email discussion forum posts
Henry wrote 1-7-2017
2016-11-21 A FitEyes member wrote:
David wrote: I am working on a series of new blog posts.
Most FitEyes discussion happens on our very active mailing list. If you want the latest news, subscribe to our mailing list.
I took part in a mailing list discussion today. A number of people asked me to post the following message on my blog for easy reference. For context I will include the comments I was responding to first, followed by my response. (I'm editing parts of this for privacy and clarity.)
From a recent post to the FitEyes email discussion forum by Mark Stretch:
Here is a question from FitEyes member Jan:
Hello. Can anyone recommend the best dietary supplement for lowering eye pressure?
I am starting this blog as a way of capturing the anecdotal observations around IOP variation AND the actions taken that we believe alter that measurement in either direction: (upward or downard).
I will initiate this blog with an experience that I had on 1/19/2015 and the follow-up observations and actions taken to explore these variations further.