Obesity during childhood and adolescence increases susceptibility to multiple sclerosis after accounting for established genetic and environmental risk factors.

@article{Gianfrancesco2014ObesityDC,
  title={Obesity during childhood and adolescence increases susceptibility to multiple sclerosis after accounting for established genetic and environmental risk factors.},
  author={Milena A Gianfrancesco and Brigid S Acu{\~n}a and Ling Shen and Farren B. S. Briggs and Hong L. Quach and Kalliope H Bellesis and Allan Bernstein and Anna K Hedstrom and Ingrid Kockum and Lars Alfredsson and Tomas P. Olsson and Catherine Schaefer and Lisa F. Barcellos},
  journal={Obesity research & clinical practice},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={e435-47}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between obesity and multiple sclerosis (MS) while accounting for established genetic and environmental risk factors. METHODS Participants included members of Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Plan, Northern California Region (KPNC) (1235 MS cases and 697 controls). Logistic regression models were used to estimate odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI). Body mass index (BMI) or body size was the primary predictor of each model. Both… CONTINUE READING
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