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Select individuals who have incident disease 7 8 3. Ideal characteristics for selecting controls: 9 a. Controls should derive from the same underlying population as the cases 10 b. Controls should have the opportunity to be counted as cases if they develop 11 disease 12 4. Case-control studies have certain advantages: 13 a. Can be useful for studying rare outcomes and those with long latency periods b. Can be useful for evaluating multiple risk factors for a disease 5. Case-control studies have certain disadvantages: 14 15 16 a.
However, we should remain alert to the alternate possibility that cardiovascular disease and diabetes might influence dietary habits, which subsequently alter the amount of BPA exposure. This alternative explanation weakens the case for BPA exposure as a novel cause of disease. Ideally, this provocative cross-sectional study will be followed by more formal studies that measure BPA levels in healthy people without diabetes or cardiovascular disease, and then follow them for the development of incident diabetes and cardiovascular disease during long-term follow-up.
3. 5 This stepwise increased risk of bladder cancer associated with each higher cyclophosphamide dosage strengthens evidence for a causal relationship between cyclophosphamide and bladder cancer. The “dose–response relationship” need not be limited to a medication, and can apply to different levels of any exposure. For example, childhood streptococcal infections have been associated with the development of neuropsychiatric syndromes, such as Tourette’s disorder. 12 The investigators strengthened the case for a causal relationship by further showing that the 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 24 2 General Considerations in Clinical Research Design 385 risk of neuropsychiatric syndromes increased steadily with the number of previous streptococcal infections.