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Smoking and risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: analysis of the EPIC cohort.

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OBJECTIVE: Cigarette smoking has been reported as "probable" risk factor for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a poorly understood disease in terms of aetiology. The extensive longitudinal data of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) were used to evaluate age-specific mortality rates from ALS and the role of cigarette smoking on the risk of dying from ALS. METHODS: A total of 517,890 healthy subjects were included, resulting in 4,591,325 person-years. ALS...

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10.1002/ana.21653

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Bueno-De-Mesquita, HB More by this author
Vermeulen, R More by this author
Andersen, PM More by this author
Kyrozis, A More by this author
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Journal:
Annals of neurology
Volume:
65
Issue:
4
Pages:
378-385
Publication date:
2009-04-05
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EISSN:
1531-8249
ISSN:
0364-5134
URN:
uuid:0b8abd24-45f8-499e-9ccc-78c418cea2f0
Source identifiers:
66814
Local pid:
pubs:66814

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