Smoking and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Smoking and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={A. Alonso and G. Logroscino and M. Hern{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry},
  pages={1249 - 1252}
  • A. Alonso, G. Logroscino, M. Hernán
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
  • Background Epidemiologic studies have provided inconsistent results on the association of cigarette smoking with the incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). To summarise published evidence and explore sources of heterogeneity, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that evaluated this association. Methods Published studies evaluating the association of smoking with incidence of ALS were searched in bibliographic databases, with relevant information collected… CONTINUE READING
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