Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Age-Related Macular Degeneration is
What does this mean?
Your genotypes indicate that you have high risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Age-related macular degeneration
Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration is believed to be caused by a combination of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors. Now that you have learnt about your genetic risk, you can determine how aggressively you need to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk.
The earlier in your life that you commit to living a healthy lifestyle, the more you can reduce your risk for or delay the development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
People of European descent are more likely to develop AMD than people of African, Hispanic, and Asian descent.
The risk of developing AMD increases greatly as a person ages. This condition is rarely diagnosed in people under the age of 50. Over the age of 80, 2-14% of people have AMD, depending on ethnicity.
Eating a healthy diet has been associated with a reduced risk of developing AMD. A healthy dietthat benefits the eyes emphasizes the consumption of dark green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, nuts, and whole grains. Consuming healthy fats — found in fish, nuts, and olive oil — and minimizing saturated and trans fats are also important.
Parents, siblings, and children of an individual with AMD have a higher chance of developing AMD themselves.
Smoking is associated with higher risk of developing AMD. If you smoke, quitting is one of the easiest ways to reduce your risk.