Association of smoking with risk of multiple sclerosis: a population-based study

  title={Association of smoking with risk of multiple sclerosis: a population-based study},
  author={Sreeram V Ramagopalan and Joshua Donguk Lee and Irene Mei Ling Yee and Colleen Guimond and Anthony Traboulsee and George Cornell Ebers and Adele Dessa Sadovnick},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
Genetic and environmental factors have important roles in multiple sclerosis (MS) susceptibility. Several studies have shown an association between smoking and MS risk. Here, in a population-based Canadian cohort, we investigate the relationship between personal and maternal smoking exposure and the risk of MS. Using the longitudinal Canadian database, 3,157 MS cases and 756 spouse controls were administered questionnaires on active and passive smoking history. Mothers of cases and controls… CONTINUE READING
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