• Multiple Sclerosis patients may have greater risk of developing cancer

    One year ago - By News Medical

    New results of a 65-year follow-up study of nearly 7,000 Norwegian patients with Multiple Sclerosis suggest that patients may have a greater overall risk of developing cancer than the general population, with an especially high risk of cancer in respiratory organs, urinary organs and the central nervous system.
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  • Plasma copper and the risk of first stroke in hypertensive patients: a nested case-control study

    One year ago - By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundPrevious studies indicated that trace elements may play an important role in cardiovascular diseases. However, data concerning the association between blood copper and the risk of stroke are limited.ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to evaluate the association between plasma copper and the risk of first stroke, and examine any possible effect modifiers in hypertensive patients.MethodsWe conducted a nested case-control study, using data from the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial. Hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure ≥ 140 mm Hg or diastolic blood...
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