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Individual and Joint Action of Environmental Factors and Risk of MS

Citation

Van der Mei, IAF and Simpson Jr, S and Stankovich, J and Taylor, BV, Individual and Joint Action of Environmental Factors and Risk of MS, Neurologic Clinics , 29, (2) pp. 233-255. (2011) [Substantial Review]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ncl.2010.12.007

Abstract

This review discusses the leading environmental and lifestyle factors suspected to play a role in the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS). The authors utilize the framework of the Rothman Causal Pie Model1 to discuss the joint action, or interaction, of different factors that that may be causally involved in MS. A key feature of many environmental exposures is that the period of life in which exposure occurs and possibly the timing of a sequence of events can affect how they mediate their effects. Evidence on the timing of each environmental factor is discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Substantial Review
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Epidemiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Nervous System and Disorders
Author:Van der Mei, IAF (Associate Professor Ingrid van der Mei)
Author:Simpson Jr, S (Dr Steve Simpson JR)
Author:Stankovich, J (Dr Jim Stankovich)
Author:Taylor, BV (Professor Bruce Taylor)
ID Code:72142
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:36
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2011-08-23
Last Modified:2011-08-23
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