Body mass index and the risk of Parkinson disease.

@article{Hu2006BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and the risk of Parkinson disease.},
  author={Gang Hu and Pekka J Jousilahti and Aulikki Nissinen and Riitta L Antikainen and Miia Kivipelto and Jaakko Tuomilehto},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={67 11},
  pages={1955-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS Study cohorts included 22,367 Finnish men and 23,439 women 25 to 59 years of age without a history of PD at baseline. Hazards ratios (HRs) of incident PD were estimated for different levels of BMI. RESULTS During a mean follow-up period of 18.8 years, 272 men and 254 women developed incident PD. After adjustment for confounding factors (age, study years, systolic blood pressure… CONTINUE READING