Lifestyle-related risk factors for Parkinson's disease: a population-based study.

  title={Lifestyle-related risk factors for Parkinson's disease: a population-based study.},
  author={Marzia Baldereschi and Antonio Di Carlo and P. Vanni and Augusto Ghetti and Pierugo Carbonin and Luigi Amaducci and Domenico Inzitari},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  volume={108 4},
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association of major lifestyle-related risk factors with the prevalent cases of Parkinson's disease (PD) identified by the Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging. METHODS A total of 5632 individuals randomly selected from the population registers of eight centers were screened for parkinsonism using both a questionnaire and a neurologic examination. Screened positives underwent a structured clinical work-up for the diagnosis of parkinsonism and parkinsonism subtypes… CONTINUE READING

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