Rising incidence of MS in females

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Rising incidence of MS in females

Postby MSUK » Wed May 23, 2012 2:22 am

Rising incidence of MS in females associated with urbanisation


Summary: This epidemiological study from the island of Crete reports a significant rise in the incidence of MS over the past three decades.

The findings suggest a particular rise in incidence in young women with a rise in female:male ratio from 0.9 in 1980 to 2.1 in 2008, with females living in towns or having relocated at a young age from the countryside to urban centres being most affected. Other environmental factors that were more prevalent in those with MS than controls include, smoking, alcohol consumption, oral contraception use, use of vitamin supplements and older age at first child birth.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2325
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