Plasma urate and Parkinson's disease in women.

  title={Plasma urate and Parkinson's disease in women.},
  author={Eilis J O'reilly and Xiang Gao and Marc G. Weisskopf and Honglei Chen and Michael A. Schwarzschild and Donna Spiegelman and Alberto A Ascherio},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={172 6},
Plasma urate has been consistently associated with a lower risk of Parkinson's disease in men, but it is less clear if this relation exists in women. Between 1990 and 2004, the authors conducted a nested case-control study among participants of the female-only Nurses' Health Study. In controls (n = 504), plasma urate was positively associated with age, body mass index, alcohol consumption, hypertension, and use of diuretics and was inversely associated with physical activity and postmenopausal… CONTINUE READING
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