Lifetime occupational and leisure time physical activity and risk of Parkinson's disease.

  title={Lifetime occupational and leisure time physical activity and risk of Parkinson's disease.},
  author={I-Fan Shih and Zeyan Liew and Niklas Krause and Beate R. Ritz},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
INTRODUCTION While regular exercise has been shown to alleviate the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), it remains unclear whether a physically active lifestyle may prevent PD. METHODS To examine physical activities across the lifespan and risk of PD, we relied on data from a population-based case-control study that enrolled 357 incident PD cases and 341 controls. We assessed physical activity levels via self-report of (1) overall physical activity (PA) over 4 age periods; (2… CONTINUE READING
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