Epidemiology of Parkinson's disease.

  title={Epidemiology of Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Lonneke M.L. de Lau and Monique M. B. Breteler},
  journal={The Lancet. Neurology},
  volume={5 6},
The causes of Parkinson's disease (PD), the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, are still largely unknown. Current thinking is that major gene mutations cause only a small proportion of all cases and that in most cases, non-genetic factors play a part, probably in interaction with susceptibility genes. Numerous epidemiological studies have been done to identify such non-genetic risk factors, but most were small and methodologically limited. Larger, well-designed prospective cohort… CONTINUE READING
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