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Research Letter
October 2016

Association of Accelerometer-Assessed Sedentary Behavior With Diabetic Retinopathy in the United States

Author Affiliations
  • 1Jackson Heart Study Vanguard Center of Oxford, Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory, Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management, University of Mississippi, University
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134(10):1197-1198. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.2400

Physical activity (PA) is inversely associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR) prevalence among adults in the United States.1,2 Sedentary behavior (SB), independent of PA, is also detrimentally associated with risk factors (eg, hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c] level)3 linked with DR incidence.4 To my knowledge, no study has evaluated the association of SB with DR, which was this study’s purpose.

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