Dietary intake of folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and riboflavin and risk of Parkinson's disease: a case-control study in Japan.

@article{Murakami2010DietaryIO,
  title={Dietary intake of folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and riboflavin and risk of Parkinson's disease: a case-control study in Japan.},
  author={Kentaro Murakami and Yoshihiro Miyake and Satoshi Sasaki and Keiko Tanaka and Wakaba Fukushima and Chikako Kiyohara and Yoshio Tsuboi and Tatsuo Yamada and Tomoko Oeda and Takami Miki and Nobutoshi Kawamura and Nobutaka Sakae and Hidenao Fukuyama and Yoshio Hirota and Masaki Nagai},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={104 5},
  pages={757-64}
}
Increased homocysteine levels might accelerate dopaminergic cell death in Parkinson's disease (PD) through neurotoxic effects; thus, increasing intake of B vitamins involved in the regulation of homocysteine metabolism might decrease the risk of PD through decreasing plasma homocysteine. However, epidemiological evidence for the association of dietary B vitamins with PD is sparse, particularly in non-Western populations. We conducted a hospital-based case-control study in Japan to examine… CONTINUE READING