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Age of puberty and the risk of multiple sclerosis: a population based study.

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Genetic and environmental factors have important roles in multiple sclerosis (MS) susceptibility. Given a potential role for sex hormones in MS, we have investigated whether or not the age of puberty influences the risk of developing MS in a population-based cohort. METHODS: We identified 5493 MS index cases and 1759 spousal controls with age of puberty information from the Canadian Collaborative Project on Genetic Susceptibility to MS. Age of puberty was compared betw...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
Criscuoli, M More by this author
DeLuca, GC More by this author
Dyment, DA More by this author
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Journal:
European journal of neurology : the official journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Volume:
16
Issue:
3
Pages:
342-347
Publication date:
2009-03-05
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EISSN:
1468-1331
ISSN:
1351-5101
URN:
uuid:f58d5be8-639f-45f1-ae75-459693e8e612
Source identifiers:
34573
Local pid:
pubs:34573

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