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Friday, September 11, 2015

MS Progress Seems to Skyrocket Among Smokers

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who continued to smoke saw a faster time to conversion to secondary progressive MS (SPMS), according to a cross-sectional study.

Each additional year of smoking accelerated the time to conversion to SPMS and disability by 4.7% (acceleration factor 1.047, 95% CI 1.023-1.072, P<0.001), according to Jan Hillert, MD, PhD, of the Karolinska Institutet at Karolinska University Hospital Solna in Stockholm, and colleagues.

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