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Research highlights for June 2022

Published: 30 June 2022 at 17:00

Find out about research published by members of ARU's Vision and Eye Research Institute (VERI) in June 2022.

López-Sánchez et al. (1) aimed to compare the risk factors of diabetes in Mexican adults in 2003 and 2014 using data from the World Health Organization (WHO) Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE).

In 11 years the prevalence of self-reported diabetes in Mexican adults increased by 2.6 times in those younger than 50 years (2003: 2.1%; 2014: 5.5%) and by 1.9 times in those ≥50 years (2003: 12.7%; 2014: 24.2%).

The authors found that female sex, age older than 50 years, and being overweight or obese were significant risk factors for diabetes.

The rationale, study design and methodology of the Victorian Evolution of inherited retinal diseases NaTUral history REgistry (VENTURE) were described in Britten-Jones et al. (2).

VENTURE collects genotype and phenotype data across a range of IRDs to better understand each condition. The data collected in VENTURE and subsequent disease-specific longitudinal cohort studies will provide a better understanding of the variability in disease progression across different genetic variants.


1. López-Sánchez, G. F., López-Bueno, R., Villaseñor-Mora, C., Pardhan, S., 2022. Comparison of Diabetes Mellitus Risk Factors in Mexico in 2003 and 2014. Frontiers in Nutrition. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2022.894904

2. Britten-Jones, A., O'Hare, F., Edwards, T. L., Ayton, L. N. for the VENTURE Study Consortium (Jolly, J. K.), 2022. Victorian Evolution of Inherited Retinal Diseases Natural History Registry (VENTURE study): Rationale, methodology, and initial participant characteristics. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. doi: 10.1111/ceo.14110