Diabetes, smoking, and other medical conditions in relation to Parkinson's disease risk.

@article{Powers2006DiabetesSA,
  title={Diabetes, smoking, and other medical conditions in relation to Parkinson's disease risk.},
  author={Karen M Powers and Terri Smith-Weller and Gary M. Franklin and William T. Longstreth and Phillip D Swanson and Harvey Checkoway},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={185-9}
}
Associations of Parkinson's disease (PD) with diabetes mellitus (DM) and other medical conditions were investigated in a case-control study of 352 newly diagnosed PD case and 484 control subjects. Men with DM had a significantly lower risk of PD, than men without DM (odds ratio (OR) = 0.52, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.28, 0.97), whereas the association in women was weaker (OR = 0.80, 95% CI = 0.35, 1.83). PD risk was reduced among male and female smokers, with and without diabetes. However… CONTINUE READING

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