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Topic - Philip Mackowiak
Stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, contradicting a popular theory that a sexually transmitted disease debilitated the Soviet Union's founder, a UCLA neurologist said.
Stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, contradicting a popular theory that a sexually transmitted disease debilitated the former Soviet Union leader, a UCLA neurologist said Friday.
He also didn't have diabetes, wasn't overweight, and the autopsy didn't find any evidence of high blood pressure, said Dr. Mackowiak, director of the medical care clinical center of the VA Maryland Health Care System, a co-sponsor of the event.
"No. 1, he's so young, and No. 2, he has none of the important risk factors," Dr. Mackowiak said.