Do early-life insults contribute to the late-life development of Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases?

@article{Miller2008DoEI,
  title={Do early-life insults contribute to the late-life development of Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases?},
  author={Diane Bemis Miller and James P O'Callaghan},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 Suppl 2},
  pages={S44-9}
}
How early-life events "set the stage" for adult disease has emerged as a research focus. Historically, the epidemiology of disease risk factors has centered on adult life, with little scrutiny of early-life events. Here we review the concept that events in early life may contribute to late-life neurodegenerative disease development, with a focus on Parkinson disease (PD) and Alzheimer disease (AD). Suspect events in early life include infections, stress, poor nutrition, and environmental… CONTINUE READING

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