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No Effect of Preterm Birth on the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis: A Population Based Study

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:24pm
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Genetic and environmental factors have important roles in multiple sclerosis (MS) susceptibility. A clear parent of origin effect has been shown in several populations, perhaps resulting from factors operating during gestation.

Preterm birth (birth at less than 37 weeks gestational age) has been shown to result in long-term health problems including impaired neurological development. Here, in a population-based cohort, we investigate whether preterm birth increases the risk to subsequently develop MS.

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