Lifestyle factors and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a case-control study in Japan.

@article{Okamoto2009LifestyleFA,
  title={Lifestyle factors and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a case-control study in Japan.},
  author={Kazushi Okamoto and Tameko Kihira and Tomoyoshi Kondo and G. Kobashi and Masakazu Washio and Satoshi Sasaki and Tetsuji Yokoyama and Yoshihiro Miyake and Naomasa Sakamoto and Yutaka Inaba and Masaki Nagai},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={359-64}
}
PURPOSE We examined the associations between lifestyle factors and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) using a case-control study in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. METHODS The study comprised 183 ALS patients diagnosed by the El Escorial World Federation of Neurology criteria as well as 366 gender- and age-matched controls randomly selected from the general population with the use of the basic register of residents. Detailed information on lifestyle factors was obtained through a mailed… CONTINUE READING