Physical activity and risk of Parkinson's disease: a prospective cohort study.

  title={Physical activity and risk of Parkinson's disease: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Giancarlo Logroscino and Howard D Sesso and Ralph S. Jr. Paffenbarger and I-M. Lee},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={77 12},
BACKGROUND Despite the fact that Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, little is known about risk factors for the disease. Laboratory experiments indicate that physical activity may have a neuroprotective effect; however, there are few data on whether physical activity is associated with decreased risk of Parkinson's disease. AIM To investigate the relationship between physical activity and Parkinson's disease in 10,714 men (mean age, 67.6 years) from the… CONTINUE READING

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