Impact of dietary exposure to food contaminants on the risk of Parkinson's disease.

@article{Petersen2008ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of dietary exposure to food contaminants on the risk of Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Maria Skaalum Petersen and J{\'o}nrit Halling and S{\'a}ra Bech and Lene Wermuth and P{\'a}l Weihe and Flemming Nielsen and Poul J\orgen J\orgensen and Esben Budtz-J\orgensen and Philippe Grandjean},
  journal={Neurotoxicology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={584-90}
}
This study aimed to investigate the association of Parkinson's disease (PD) with dietary exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and methylmercury (MeHg) in a community with increased exposure levels. A total of 79 clinically verified idiopathic PD cases and 154 controls matched by sex and age were examined in this case-control study in the Faroe Islands. Blood and hair samples were collected and a questionnaire recorded lifetime information on residence, dietary habits, smoking history… CONTINUE READING

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