Thursday December 14th 2017

Multiple Sclerosis and Premorbid Risk Behaviour: Association Is Not Necessarily Causation (P6.143)

CONCLUSIONS:All but one of the significant variables (use of car seat belt) support our hypothesis that MS subjects lead a riskier, health adverse, premorbid lifestyle. Strong associations were found for smoking, alcohol and glandular fever as suggested previously. Novel associations were documented for recreational drug use; attending all-night parties; gambling on the lottery; more sexual partners, more pregnancies and termination of pregnancy. Such behavior during the MS prodrome may expose an individual to a variety of hostile agents. Most researchers have suggested a direct causative role for several of these associations but the majority of them may simply reflect a risk-seeking behavior pattern.Study Supported by:Not applicableDisclosure: Dr. Hawkes has received personal compensatio…

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Multiple Sclerosis and Premorbid Risk Behaviour: Association Is Not Necessarily Causation (P6.143)

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