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New mathematical model provides 'disease causation index'

02:27 EST 27 Dec 2016 | Medical Xpress

Patients with complex diseases have a higher risk of developing others. Multi-morbidity represents a huge problem in everyday clinical practice, because it makes it more difficult to provide successful treatment. By analysing data from all over Austria, Peter Klimek and Stefan Thurner have developed a mathematical model that can be used to distinguish whether a disease has a genetic or environmental cause.

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