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BACKGROUND We compared mortality by cause of death in HIV-infected adults in the era of combined antiretroviral therapy with mortality in the general population in the same age and sex groups. METHODS Mortality by cause of death was analyzed for the period 1999-2006 in the cohort of persons aged 20-59 years diagnosed with HIV infection and residing in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Large-scale prospective epidemiological data testing the association between physical activity (PA) and cerebrovascular diseases (CVDs) are scarce, particularly in Europe. The objective was to assess the risk of CVD according to PA levels in adults. METHODS We included a total of 13 576 men and 19 416 women aged 29 to 69 years and(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex autoimmune disease of unknown etiology, in which genetic and environmental factors interact and determine the disease susceptibility. In recent years, smoking effect has been one of the emerging environmental factors in the study of MS and has been associated with an increased susceptibility and an increase(More)
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