A Ascherio

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The initiation and prevention of multiple sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Nat Rev Neurol 8:602-12. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet Neurol 9:599-612. 2010
  3. pmc 99th Dahlem conference on infection, inflammation and chronic inflammatory disorders: Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis: epidemiological evidence
    A Ascherio
    Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Exp Immunol 160:120-4. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Epstein-barr virus infection and multiple sclerosis: a review
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Bldg 2, 3rd Fl, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Neuroimmune Pharmacol 5:271-7. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Epidemiology of multiple sclerosis: from risk factors to prevention
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Semin Neurol 28:17-28. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Vitamin E intake and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Building 2, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Neurol 57:104-10. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Environmental risk factors for multiple sclerosis. Part II: Noninfectious factors
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Neurol 61:504-13. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Pesticide exposure and risk for Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Neurol 60:197-203. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Environmental risk factors for multiple sclerosis. Part I: the role of infection
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Neurol 61:288-99. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Coffee consumption, gender, and Parkinson's disease mortality in the cancer prevention study II cohort: the modifying effects of estrogen
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:977-84. 2004

Research Grants

  1. Prospective Epidemiological Study of ALS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. POOLING OF COHORT STUDIES ON DIET & CORONARY DISEASE
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2000
  3. Molecular Epidemiology of EBV and Multiple Sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Pre-diagnostic markers of infection and risk of MS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Organochlorine pesticide, PCBs, and Parkinsons
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2007
  6. NSAIDs, inflammation and Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2007
  7. Prospective Study of Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2008
  8. Prospective Epidemiological Study of ALS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2008
  9. Molecular Epidemiology of EBV and Multiple Sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2008
  10. NSAIDs, inflammation and Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2008

Collaborators

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Publications143 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint The initiation and prevention of multiple sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Nat Rev Neurol 8:602-12. 2012
    ..Improving our understanding of the environmental factors involved in MS will lead to new and more-effective approaches to prevent this disease...
  2. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet Neurol 9:599-612. 2010
    ....
  3. pmc 99th Dahlem conference on infection, inflammation and chronic inflammatory disorders: Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis: epidemiological evidence
    A Ascherio
    Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Exp Immunol 160:120-4. 2010
    ..However, while infection with EBV is consistent with many observations of MS epidemiology, there are some that remain unexplained, suggesting that other factors are also involved in determining risk...
  4. ncbi request reprint Epstein-barr virus infection and multiple sclerosis: a review
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Bldg 2, 3rd Fl, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Neuroimmune Pharmacol 5:271-7. 2010
    ..The biological mechanism by which EBV may cause MS is not known, but several possibilities are discussed...
  5. doi request reprint Epidemiology of multiple sclerosis: from risk factors to prevention
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Semin Neurol 28:17-28. 2008
    ..In this article, we review the epidemiological data, critically discuss the evidence for causality of these associations, and briefly discuss the possibility of interventions to reduce MS risk...
  6. ncbi request reprint Vitamin E intake and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Building 2, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Neurol 57:104-10. 2005
    ..004). In contrast, no significant associations were found for use of vitamin C or multivitamins. These results suggest that vitamin E supplementation could have a role in ALS prevention...
  7. ncbi request reprint Environmental risk factors for multiple sclerosis. Part II: Noninfectious factors
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Neurol 61:504-13. 2007
    ..Other proposed risk factors for MS are mentioned only briefly; although we recognize that some of these might be genuine, evidence is usually sparse and unpersuasive...
  8. ncbi request reprint Pesticide exposure and risk for Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Neurol 60:197-203. 2006
    ..Chronic, low-dose exposure to pesticides is suspected to increase the risk for Parkinson's disease (PD), but data are inconclusive...
  9. ncbi request reprint Environmental risk factors for multiple sclerosis. Part I: the role of infection
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Neurol 61:288-99. 2007
    ..The primary purpose of these reviews is to identify clues to the causes of MS and to evaluate the possibility of primary prevention...
  10. ncbi request reprint Coffee consumption, gender, and Parkinson's disease mortality in the cancer prevention study II cohort: the modifying effects of estrogen
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:977-84. 2004
    ..75, 2.30; p = 0.34) among users. These results suggest that caffeine reduces the risk of Parkinson's disease but that this hypothetical beneficial effect may be prevented by use of estrogen replacement therapy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Trans fatty acids and blood lipids
    Alberto Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Atheroscler Suppl 7:25-7. 2006
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  12. pmc Temporal relationship between cigarette smoking and risk of Parkinson disease
    E L Thacker
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurology 68:764-8. 2007
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Intakes of carotenoids, vitamin C, and vitamin E and MS risk among two large cohorts of women
    S M Zhang
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 57:75-80. 2001
    ..Antioxidant nutrients may reduce the risk of MS. In a recent case-control study, vitamin C intake was significantly inversely associated with MS risk among women. However, no prospective data are available...
  14. ncbi request reprint Fruit and vegetable intake in relation to risk of ischemic stroke
    K J Joshipura
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    JAMA 282:1233-9. 1999
    ..Few studies have evaluated the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and cardiovascular disease...
  15. ncbi request reprint Smoking and risk of total and fatal prostate cancer in United States health professionals
    E Giovannucci
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 8:277-82. 1999
    ..Our results indicate that although smoking was unrelated to prostate cancer incidence, recent tobacco use had a substantial impact on the occurrence of fatal prostate cancer...
  16. pmc Genetic predictors of 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and risk of multiple sclerosis
    Kelly Claire Simon
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Building 2, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Neurol 258:1676-82. 2011
    ..91, 95% CI: 0.80, 1.04). This preliminary finding suggests the possibility that the putative beneficial effect of vitamin D on MS risk maybe attenuated in individuals carrying the HLA-DR15 MS risk allele...
  17. ncbi request reprint Vitamin supplement use and the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among women and men
    S M Zhang
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:1056-63. 2001
    ..Because an elevated risk among multivitamin users was not observed consistently in the two cohorts and the pooled data were not significant, the elevated risk among women may be the result of chance...
  18. ncbi request reprint Adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and risk of major chronic disease in men
    M L McCullough
    Departments of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 72:1223-31. 2000
    ..The healthy eating index (HEI) measures the concordance of dietary patterns with these guidelines...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dietary saturated fats and their food sources in relation to the risk of coronary heart disease in women
    F B Hu
    Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA Hospital
    Am J Clin Nutr 70:1001-8. 1999
    ..Metabolic studies suggest that saturated fatty acids differ in their effects on blood lipids...
  20. ncbi request reprint Epstein-Barr virus antibodies and risk of multiple sclerosis: a prospective study
    A Ascherio
    Harvard School of Public Health, Nutrition Department, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 286:3083-8. 2001
    ..Epidemiological studies suggest an association between infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and risk of multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  21. pmc Habitual intake of dietary flavonoids and risk of Parkinson disease
    X Gao
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurology 78:1138-45. 2012
    ..To prospectively examine whether higher intakes of total flavonoids and their subclasses (flavanones, anthocyanins, flavan-3-ols, flavonols, flavones, and polymers) were associated with a lower risk of developing Parkinson disease (PD)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Dietary fiber, glycemic load, and risk of NIDDM in men
    J Salmeron
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 20:545-50. 1997
    ..Intake of carbohydrates that provide a large glycemic response has been hypothesized to increase the risk of NIDDM, whereas dietary fiber is suspected to reduce incidence. These hypotheses have not been evaluated prospectively...
  23. pmc Serum uric acid and risk of multiple sclerosis
    Jennifer Massa
    Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Neurol 256:1643-8. 2009
    ..This lack of association is consistent with the interpretation that the lower urate levels among multiple sclerosis cases are a consequence rather than a cause of the disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint Blood donations and risk of coronary heart disease in men
    A Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 103:52-7. 2001
    ..In experimental animals, iron overload appears to promote atherosclerosis and ischemic myocardial damage, but the results of epidemiological studies that relate iron stores to risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) have been inconsistent...
  25. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of egg consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease in men and women
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 281:1387-94. 1999
    ..Reduction in egg consumption has been widely recommended to lower blood cholesterol levels and prevent coronary heart disease (CHD). Epidemiologic studies on egg consumption and risk of CHD are sparse...
  26. ncbi request reprint Folate, vitamin B6, and B12 intakes in relation to risk of stroke among men
    Ka He
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Stroke 35:169-74. 2004
    ..However, the effects of intakes of these vitamins on risk of stroke are still uncertain. This study examines intakes of folate, vitamin B6, and B12 in relation to risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke...
  27. ncbi request reprint Dietary fat in relation to risk of multiple sclerosis among two large cohorts of women
    S M Zhang
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 152:1056-64. 2000
    ..However, the authors observed a nonsignificantly lower risk of MS for a higher intake of linolenic acid. These findings do not support relations between intakes of total fat or major specific types of fat and the risk of MS...
  28. ncbi request reprint Relation of consumption of vitamin E, vitamin C, and carotenoids to risk for stroke among men in the United States
    A Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 130:963-70. 1999
    ..Antioxidants increase the resistance of low-density lipoprotein to oxidation and may thereby reduce risk for atherosclerosis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D intake and incidence of multiple sclerosis
    K L Munger
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 62:60-5. 2004
    ..A protective effect of vitamin D on risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been proposed, but no prospective studies have addressed this hypothesis...
  30. pmc Combined effects of smoking, anti-EBNA antibodies, and HLA-DRB1*1501 on multiple sclerosis risk
    K C Simon
    Departments of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 74:1365-71. 2010
    ..To examine the interplay between smoking, serum antibody titers to the Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigens (anti-EBNA), and HLA-DR15 on multiple sclerosis (MS) risk...
  31. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of caffeine consumption and risk of Parkinson's disease in men and women
    A Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Neurol 50:56-63. 2001
    ..These results support a possible protective effect of moderate doses of caffeine on risk of Parkinson's disease...
  32. ncbi request reprint The type of oil used for cooking is associated with the risk of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in costa rica
    Edmond K Kabagambe
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 135:2674-9. 2005
    ..14; CI: 0.84-1.56). These data suggest that as currently used in Costa Rica, and most likely in many other developing countries, the replacement of palm oil with a polyunsaturated nonhydrogenated vegetable oil would reduce the risk of MI...
  33. ncbi request reprint Multiple sclerosis and age at infection with common viruses
    M A Hernán
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 12:301-6. 2001
    ..Late infection with other common viruses may also be associated with increased risk...
  34. pmc Bidirectional association between depression and obesity in middle-aged and older women
    A Pan
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 36:595-602. 2012
    ..We aimed to examine the bidirectional relationship in middle-aged and elderly women...
  35. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and risk of stroke in women
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
    JAMA 283:2961-7. 2000
    ..Persuasive evidence has demonstrated that increased physical activity is associated with substantial reduction in risk of coronary heart disease. However, the role of physical activity in the prevention of stroke is less well established...
  36. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and the incidence of Parkinson's disease in two prospective studies
    M A Hernán
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Neurol 50:780-6. 2001
    ..These prospective findings confirm that an inverse association between smoking and the incidence of Parkinson's disease exists in both men and women...
  37. doi request reprint Integrating risk factors: HLA-DRB1*1501 and Epstein-Barr virus in multiple sclerosis
    P L De Jager
    Center for Neurologic Diseases, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurology 70:1113-8. 2008
    ..Individuals with high levels of antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen 1 (EBNA-1) have an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), but this association could be confounded by genetic susceptibility...
  38. pmc Prospective study of chemical exposures and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    M G Weisskopf
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 80:558-61. 2009
    ..This study assessed the association between exposure to chemicals and risk of ALS in a prospective cohort study...
  39. ncbi request reprint Caffeine, postmenopausal estrogen, and risk of Parkinson's disease
    A Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 60:790-5. 2003
    ..Because this sex difference could be due to hormonal effects, the authors examined prospectively the risk of PD according to use of postmenopausal hormones and caffeine intake among participants in the Nurses' Health Study...
  40. pmc Persistent organochlorine pesticides in serum and risk of Parkinson disease
    M G Weisskopf
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Landmark Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neurology 74:1055-61. 2010
    ..No prior studies of pesticide exposure and PD used biomarkers of exposure collected before the onset of PD. Our investigation examined the association between prospective serum biomarkers of organochlorine pesticides and PD...
  41. pmc Anti-Epstein-Barr virus antibodies as serological markers of multiple sclerosis: a prospective study among United States military personnel
    K L Munger
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Mult Scler 17:1185-93. 2011
    ..Elevated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antibody titers are risk factors for multiple sclerosis (MS), but the strength and consistency of this association are not well characterized...
  42. ncbi request reprint Allergy, family history of autoimmune diseases, and the risk of multiple sclerosis
    A Alonso
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Acta Neurol Scand 117:15-20. 2008
    ..The present study assessed the association between history of allergy and autoimmune diseases, and the risk of MS...
  43. ncbi request reprint Intake of potassium, magnesium, calcium, and fiber and risk of stroke among US men
    A Ascherio
    Department of Nutrition, Epidemiology and Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 98:1198-204. 1998
    ..Animal experiments and epidemiological studies have suggested that high potassium intake may reduce the risk of stroke, but the evidence is inconclusive, and the role of other nutrients in potassium-rich foods remains unknown...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of military service and mortality from ALS
    M G Weisskopf
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 64:32-7. 2005
    ..Two recent studies suggest that the risk of ALS is increased among Gulf War veterans. It is not known whether military service outside of the Gulf War is associated with increased risk of ALS...
  45. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and the risk of Parkinson disease
    H Chen
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 64:664-9. 2005
    ..To investigate whether greater physical activity is associated with a lower risk of Parkinson disease (PD)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B vaccination and the risk of multiple sclerosis
    A Ascherio
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 344:327-32. 2001
    ..Reports of multiple sclerosis developing after hepatitis B vaccination have led to the concern that this vaccine might be a cause of multiple sclerosis in previously healthy subjects...
  47. doi request reprint Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies and multiple sclerosis in healthy young adults
    H Wang
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 71:1142-6. 2008
    ..It remains uncertain whether the presence of serum anti-myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibodies in healthy individuals contributes to predict their risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  48. pmc Bidirectional association between depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus in women
    An Pan
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1884-91. 2010
    ..Although it has been hypothesized that the diabetes-depression relation is bidirectional, few studies have addressed this hypothesis in a prospective setting...
  49. ncbi request reprint Tooth loss and dietary intake
    Hsin Chia Hung
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 134:1185-92. 2003
    ..Several studies have reported that impaired dentition status is associated with poor nutritional intake. However, most of these studies are cross-sectional and thus are unable to clarify the temporal sequence...
  50. pmc Caffeine and alcohol intakes have no association with risk of multiple sclerosis
    J Massa
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Mult Scler 19:53-8. 2013
    ..The association between alcohol and caffeine intakes and risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) is unclear; no prospective studies have examined this relationship...
  51. ncbi request reprint Plasma titers of antibodies against Epstein-Barr virus BZLF1 and risk of multiple sclerosis
    J Massa
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 28:214-5. 2007
    ..Antibodies to BZLF1, the product of the homonymous early lytic gene, have been found to be related to risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, but have not been previously measured in MS studies...
  52. pmc Serum titers of IgG antibodies against tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and risk of multiple sclerosis
    J Massa
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    J Neuroimmunol 208:141-2. 2009
    ..76 (95% CI: 0.48-1.21) for tetanus (SD=4.71) and 1.03 (0.73-1.45) for diphtheria (SD=0.87). Results of this study suggest serum IgG antibodies against tetanus or diphtheria are not predictors of MS risk...
  53. pmc Plasma urate and risk of Parkinson's disease
    M G Weisskopf
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:561-7. 2007
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint The effect of fruit and vegetable intake on risk for coronary heart disease
    K J Joshipura
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 134:1106-14. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Consumption of fruits and vegetables, particularly green leafy vegetables and vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables, appears to have a protective effect against coronary heart disease...
  55. pmc Family history of melanoma and Parkinson disease risk
    X Gao
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 73:1286-91. 2009
    ..If this was due to common genetic mechanisms, a positive family history of melanoma would be associated with an excessive PD risk, independent of environmental risk factors for PD...
  56. pmc Human endogenous retrovirus-K18 Env as a risk factor in multiple sclerosis
    A K Tai
    Department of Pathology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Mult Scler 14:1175-80. 2008
    ..3/K18.3 vs K18.2/K18.2 = 2.7; 95% confidence interval: 1.1-6.4).ConclusionVariation in EBV-associated superantigen HERV-K18 Env could influence the genetic susceptibility to MS...
  57. ncbi request reprint Intakes of vitamins E and C, carotenoids, vitamin supplements, and PD risk
    S M Zhang
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 59:1161-9. 2002
    ..Oxidative damage has been implicated in the pathogenesis of PD. Limited and mostly retrospective epidemiologic data suggest a reduction or no change in risk of PD associated with high vitamin E intake...
  58. ncbi request reprint Coffee consumption and risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Eduardo Salazar-Martinez
    Harvard School of Public Health, Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:1-8. 2004
    ..In small, short-term studies, acute administration of caffeine decreases insulin sensitivity and impairs glucose tolerance...
  59. ncbi request reprint Soluble intercellular adhesion molecules, soluble vascular cell adhesion molecules, and risk of coronary heart disease
    Iris Shai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2099-106. 2006
    ....
  60. pmc Plasma urate and progression of mild cognitive impairment
    Michael C Irizarry
    Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurodegener Dis 6:23-8. 2009
    ..Impaired antioxidant defenses are implicated in neurodegenerative disease. The plasma levels of urate, a water-soluble antioxidant, are reduced in Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  61. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and risk of MS in two US cohorts
    K L Munger
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 62:1799-803. 2004
    ..Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cpn) has been proposed as a possible etiologic agent in multiple sclerosis (MS). However, previous studies were cross-sectional and could not assess whether Cpn infection preceded the onset of MS...
  62. pmc Bidi and cigarette smoking and risk of acute myocardial infarction among males in urban India
    T Rastogi
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Tob Control 14:356-8. 2005
    ..1 (95% CI 4.7 to 17.7) and 8.1 (95% CI 4.3 to 15.3), respectively. It is estimated that smoking may cause 53% (95% CI 47% to 64%) of MIs among urban males in India...
  63. pmc Polymorphisms of caffeine metabolism and estrogen receptor genes and risk of Parkinson's disease in men and women
    N Palacios
    Dept of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health 655 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 16:370-5. 2010
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and incidence of multiple sclerosis
    M A Hernán
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:69-74. 2001
    ..Similar results were obtained after adjustment for other potential confounding factors. Although these prospective results do not prove a cause-and-effect relation, they suggest that smoking is associated with an increased risk of MS...
  65. ncbi request reprint Dietary and adipose tissue gamma-tocopherol and risk of myocardial infarction
    Ahmed El-Sohemy
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 13:216-23. 2002
    ..Gamma-tocopherol, the most abundant form of dietary vitamin E, may lower the risk of coronary heart disease...
  66. ncbi request reprint Individual carotenoid concentrations in adipose tissue and plasma as biomarkers of dietary intake
    Ahmed El-Sohemy
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:172-9. 2002
    ..The ability of adipose tissue carotenoid concentrations to reflect dietary intake in population studies is unknown...
  67. pmc Serum urate as a predictor of clinical and radiographic progression in Parkinson disease
    Michael A Schwarzschild
    MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Arch Neurol 65:716-23. 2008
    ..To determine whether concentration of serum urate, a purine metabolite and potent antioxidant that has been linked to a reduced risk of Parkinson disease (PD), predicts prognosis in PD...
  68. ncbi request reprint Population-based study of alpha- and gamma-tocopherol in plasma and adipose tissue as biomarkers of intake in Costa Rican adults
    A el-Sohemy
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 74:356-63. 2001
    ..The weak associations between alpha-tocopherol intake and plasma or adipose tissue concentrations suggest that these biomarkers are influenced more by factors other than alpha-tocopherol intake...
  69. ncbi request reprint Oral contraceptives and the incidence of multiple sclerosis
    M A Hernán
    Departments of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 55:848-54. 2000
    ..Experimental and clinical data suggest a protective effect of estrogens on the development and progression of MS...
  70. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of occupation and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis mortality
    M G Weisskopf
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:1146-52. 2005
    ..04). Results, which suggest that male programmers and laboratory technicians and female machine assemblers may be at increased risk of death from ALS, should be interpreted cautiously, however, because they are based on small numbers...
  71. pmc Smoking and disease progression in multiple sclerosis
    Brian C Healy
    Department of Neurology, Partners MS Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Neurol 66:858-64. 2009
    ..Although cigarette smokers are at increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), the effect of smoking on the progression of MS remains uncertain...
  72. pmc Prenatal and early life factors and risk of Parkinson's disease
    Hannah Gardener
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Mov Disord 25:1560-7. 2010
    ..Left-handedness was associated with a 62% increased risk of PD in women but not in men. Further investigation of the relation between prenatal, perinatal, or neonatal factors and PD in other study populations is suggested...
  73. ncbi request reprint Recent use of oral contraceptives and the risk of multiple sclerosis
    Alvaro Alonso
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Neurol 62:1362-5. 2005
    ..Exogenous estrogens affect the onset and clinical course of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis. Oral contraceptives, a frequent source of exogenous estrogens in humans, could have a role in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  74. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and risk for coronary heart disease among men with hypertension
    Joline W J Beulens
    Harvard School of Public Health, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:10-9. 2007
    ..However, data on the association between alcohol consumption and CVD among individuals with hypertension are scarce...
  75. ncbi request reprint Smokeless tobacco use and the risk of Parkinson's disease mortality
    Eilis J O'Reilly
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Mov Disord 20:1383-4. 2005
    ..In this cohort, smokeless tobacco use is inversely associated with PD mortality, with an age-adjusted risk of 0.22 (0.07-0.67) among current users compared to never users...
  76. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility and validity of dietary patterns assessed with a food-frequency questionnaire
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 69:243-9. 1999
    ..Recently, the analysis of dietary patterns has emerged as a possible approach to examining diet-disease relations...
  77. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of cigarette smoking and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    M G Weisskopf
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:26-33. 2004
    ..0003). This large prospective study provides limited evidence that current cigarette smoking may be associated with increased death rates from ALS in women but not in men...
  78. pmc The relationship between handedness and risk of multiple sclerosis
    H Gardener
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Mult Scler 15:587-92. 2009
    ..Left-handedness has been studied as a marker for in-utero exposure to sex steroid hormones, and an increased risk of autoimmune and immune disorders among left-handed individuals has been suggested...
  79. ncbi request reprint Variations in gender ratios support the connection between smoking and Parkinson's disease
    Natalia Morozova
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Mov Disord 23:1414-9. 2008
    ..28; P = 0.0002) is comparable to the opposite trend observed for lung cancer, and supports an overall 74% reduction in risk of PD among smokers. Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that smoking reduces the risk of PD...
  80. pmc Use of ibuprofen and risk of Parkinson disease
    Xiang Gao
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 76:863-9. 2011
    ..Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) in general, and possibly ibuprofen in particular, has been shown to be related to lower PD risk in previous epidemiologic studies...
  81. pmc Smoking and Parkinson's disease: using parental smoking as a proxy to explore causality
    Eilis J O'Reilly
    Department of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:678-82. 2009
    ..If the inverse association between smoking and Parkinson's disease were due to confounding by an environmental factor or were the result of reverse causation, it is unlikely that parental smoking would predict Parkinson's disease...
  82. pmc Vitamin C intake and serum uric acid concentration in men
    Xiang Gao
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Rheumatol 35:1853-8. 2008
    ..We examined associations between vitamin C intake and serum uric acid in men in a population-based study...
  83. ncbi request reprint Dietary intakes of fat and risk of Parkinson's disease
    Honglei Chen
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:1007-14. 2003
    ..65, 95% CI: 0.46, 0.91; p for trend = 0.05). Results do not support an important role of overall fat intake in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease, but a possible adverse effect of saturated fat for men could not be excluded...
  84. pmc Smoking and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a pooled analysis of 5 prospective cohorts
    Hao Wang
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Neurol 68:207-13. 2011
    ..Cigarette smoking has been proposed as a risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but epidemiological studies supporting this hypothesis have been small and mostly retrospective...
  85. doi request reprint Familial aggregation of Parkinson's disease: a meta-analysis
    Evan L Thacker
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Mov Disord 23:1174-83. 2008
    ..Familial aggregation of PD is strong and unlikely to be due to chance or to deficiencies in study methodology...
  86. pmc Obesity and restless legs syndrome in men and women
    Xiang Gao
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 72:1255-61. 2009
    ..We therefore examined whether individuals who are obese have an increased risk of RLS in two ongoing US cohorts, the Nurses' Health Study II and the Health Professional Follow-up Study...
  87. pmc Genetic determinants of hair color and Parkinson's disease risk
    Xiang Gao
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Neurol 65:76-82. 2009
    ....
  88. pmc Reproductive factors, exogenous estrogen use, and risk of Parkinson's disease
    Kelly Claire Simon
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Mov Disord 24:1359-65. 2009
    ..The use of postmenopausal hormone use may interact with other risk factors, but findings are preliminary and need confirmation in other populations...
  89. ncbi request reprint Fish consumption and risk of stroke in men
    Ka He
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 288:3130-6. 2002
    ..The effect of fish consumption or long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake on risk of stroke remains uncertain...
  90. pmc Restless legs syndrome and Parkinson's disease in men
    Xiang Gao
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Mov Disord 25:2654-7. 2010
    ..In conclusion, men with RLS are more likely to have concurrent PD. Prospective studies are warranted to clarify the temporal relationship between RLS and PD...
  91. pmc Diethylstilbestrol exposure in utero and depression in women
    Eilis J O'Reilly
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:876-82. 2010
    ..Further research should assess whether in utero exposure to bisphenol A has similar adverse effects...
  92. ncbi request reprint Diet and Parkinson's disease: a potential role of dairy products in men
    Honglei Chen
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Neurol 52:793-801. 2002
    ..Our results suggest that higher intake of dairy products may increase the risk of PD in men; however, this finding needs further evaluation, and the underlying active components need to be identified...
  93. pmc Polymorphisms in vitamin D metabolism related genes and risk of multiple sclerosis
    K Claire Simon
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Mult Scler 16:133-8. 2010
    ..The finding of a marginally significant gene-environment interaction requires replication in larger datasets, but suggests future genetic studies may benefit from considering relevant environmental context...
  94. pmc Body size and risk of MS in two cohorts of US women
    Kassandra L Munger
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 73:1543-50. 2009
    ..To examine whether obesity during childhood, adolescence, or adulthood is associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  95. pmc Plasma urate and Parkinson's disease in women
    Eilis J O'Reilly
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:666-70. 2010
    ..Unlike in men, these findings do not support the hypothesis that urate is strongly associated with lower rates of Parkinson's disease among women...
  96. pmc Integration of genetic risk factors into a clinical algorithm for multiple sclerosis susceptibility: a weighted genetic risk score
    Philip L De Jager
    Program in Translational NeuroPsychiatric Genomics, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet Neurol 8:1111-9. 2009
    ..We investigated the usefulness of an aggregate measure of risk of MS that is based on genetic susceptibility loci. We also assessed the added effect of environmental risk factors that are associated with susceptibility for MS...
  97. ncbi request reprint Adipose tissue alpha-linolenic acid and nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in Costa Rica
    Ana Baylin
    Department of Nutrition, Room 353A, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 107:1586-91. 2003
    ..Alpha-linolenic acid may protect against cardiovascular disease. We examined the association between adipose tissue alpha-linolenic acid and nonfatal acute myocardial infarction (MI) in a population-based case-control study in Costa Rica...
  98. pmc Erectile function and risk of Parkinson's disease
    Xiang Gao
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1446-50. 2007
    ..In conclusion, in this retrospective analysis in a large cohort of men, the authors observed that erectile dysfunction was associated with a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease...
  99. pmc Diet, urate, and Parkinson's disease risk in men
    Xiang Gao
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:831-8. 2008
    ..These potential benefits, however, should be weighed against expected adverse effects on risk of gout and other chronic diseases...
  100. doi request reprint Diet and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Natalia Morozova
    Departments of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 19:324-37. 2008
    ..Several dietary factors have been associated with risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in case-control studies, but no prospective studies have investigated diet and ALS...
  101. ncbi request reprint Estrogen prevents neuroprotection by caffeine in the mouse 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine model of Parkinson's disease
    Kui Xu
    Department of Neurology, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129, USA
    J Neurosci 26:535-41. 2006
    ....

Research Grants39

  1. Prospective Epidemiological Study of ALS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. POOLING OF COHORT STUDIES ON DIET & CORONARY DISEASE
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  3. Molecular Epidemiology of EBV and Multiple Sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Most important is the interdisciplinary approach of the proposed project, which includes collaboration with experts in EBV virology, immunology, and MS genetics. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  4. Pre-diagnostic markers of infection and risk of MS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  5. Organochlorine pesticide, PCBs, and Parkinsons
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, the long follow-up period will allow the investigation of long-term effects of exposure. ..
  6. NSAIDs, inflammation and Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Lastly, the proposed project will establish a unique resource that will be readily available for future studies on the etiology of PD. ..
  7. Prospective Study of Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  8. Prospective Epidemiological Study of ALS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Molecular Epidemiology of EBV and Multiple Sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Most important is the interdisciplinary approach of the proposed project, which includes collaboration with experts in EBV virology, immunology, and MS genetics. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. NSAIDs, inflammation and Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Lastly, the proposed project will establish a unique resource that will be readily available for future studies on the etiology of PD. ..
  11. Pre-diagnostic markers of infection and risk of MS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  12. Urate as a Predictor of Parkinson's Disease Risk and Progression
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Because blood levels of urate can be modified with existing drugs, the proposed project could lead to novel approaches to the prevention and treatment of Parkinson's disease. ..
  13. Prospective Epidemiological Study of ALS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. Prospective Study of Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  15. Pre-diagnostic markers of infection and risk of MS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  16. NSAIDs, inflammation and Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Lastly, the proposed project will establish a unique resource that will be readily available for future studies on the etiology of PD. ..
  17. Urate as a Predictor of Parkinson's Disease Risk and Progression
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Because blood levels of urate can be modified with existing drugs, the proposed project could lead to novel approaches to the prevention and treatment of Parkinson's disease. ..
  18. Prospective Study of Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  19. Prospective Epidemiological Study of ALS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  20. NSAIDs, inflammation and Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Lastly, the proposed project will establish a unique resource that will be readily available for future studies on the etiology of PD. ..
  21. Organochlorine pesticide, PCBs, and Parkinsons
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Finally, the long follow-up period will allow the investigation of long-term effects of exposure. ..
  22. DIETARY ETIOLOGIES OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND PARKINSONS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..By the end of the follow-up, we project a total of 461 confirmed cases of MS and 380 confirmed cases of PD. We will have sufficient poser to evaluate a series of specific hypotheses with substantial public health implications. ..
  23. Pre-diagnostic markers of infection and risk of MS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. POOLING OF COHORT STUDIES ON DIET & CORONARY DISEASE
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..In addition, we will ask whether nerve regeneration is altered by administration of these cytokines. This could have obvious health benefits to the millions of diabetics that suffer from nerve damage. ..
  25. DIETARY ETIOLOGIES OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND PARKINSONS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..By the end of the follow-up, we project a total of 461 confirmed cases of MS and 380 confirmed cases of PD. We will have sufficient poser to evaluate a series of specific hypotheses with substantial public health implications. ..
  26. Pre-diagnostic markers of infection and risk of MS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  27. Prospective Epidemiological Study of ALS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Identification of the risk factors for ALS will provide clues about the etiology of the disease and contribute to identify those hypotheses that need more intense scrutiny in clinical or laboratory investigations. ..
  28. Pre-diagnostic markers of infection and risk of MS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  29. Prospective Epidemiological Study of ALS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Identification of the risk factors for ALS will provide clues about the etiology of the disease and contribute to identify those hypotheses that need more intense scrutiny in clinical or laboratory investigations. ..
  30. Prospective Study of Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..On the other hand, the lack of such association would suggest that other hypotheses need to be addressed to explain the strong latitude gradient in MS incidence. ..
  31. Prospective Study of Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..On the other hand, the lack of such association would suggest that other hypotheses need to be addressed to explain the strong latitude gradient in MS incidence. ..
  32. Organochlorine pesticide, PCBs, and Parkinsons
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Finally, the long follow-up period will allow the investigation of long-term effects of exposure. ..
  33. Molecular Epidemiology of EBV and Multiple Sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Most important is the interdisciplinary approach of the proposed project, which includes collaboration with experts in EBV virology, immunology, and MS genetics. ..
  34. NSAIDs, inflammation and Parkinson's disease
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Lastly, the proposed project will establish a unique resource that will be readily available for future studies on the etiology of PD. ..
  35. Pre-diagnostic markers of infection and risk of MS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  36. Molecular Epidemiology of EBV and Multiple Sclerosis
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Most important is the interdisciplinary approach of the proposed project, which includes collaboration with experts in EBV virology, immunology, and MS genetics. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  37. Prospective Epidemiological Study of ALS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  38. Pre-diagnostic markers of infection and risk of MS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  39. Vitamin D, cigarette smoking, EBV infection and risk of MS progression
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Understanding the role of these environmental factors in early MS progression may lead to new prevention and therapeutic strategies. ..