Smoking, alcohol consumption, and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a population-based study.

@article{Jong2012SmokingAC,
  title={Smoking, alcohol consumption, and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a population-based study.},
  author={Sonja W de Jong and Mark Huisman and Nadia A. Sutedja and Anneke Jelly van der Kooi and Marianne de Visser and Helenius Jurgen Schelhaas and Kathelijn Fischer and Jan Herman Veldink and Leonard H van den Berg},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={176 3},
  pages={
          233-9
        }
}
Smoking has been posited as a possible risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but large population-based studies of patients with incident disease are still needed. The authors performed a population-based case-control study in the Netherlands between 2006 and 2009, including 494 patients with incident ALS and 1,599 controls. To prove the relevance of population-based incidence cohorts in case-control studies, the authors compared results with those from cohorts including patients… CONTINUE READING

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