*** Eating raw meat, brains increases CJD risk - study
Eating raw meat and brain and exposure to leather or to fertilizer
containing hoofs and horns are increased risk factors for
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, European researchers said Friday.
Scientists from the European Union Collaborative Study Group of CJD,
who conducted the biggest, most comprehensive research into the risk
factors for the degenerative brain disorder, said genetic factors
could also play an important part. The scientists pooled information
on CJD, the human equivalent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or
mad cow disease, from five European centers between 1993 and 1995.
*** Scientific discovery may lead to 'mad cow' breakthrough, see
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