Predictors of weight loss in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Predictors of weight loss in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Ergun Y. Uc and Lynn K Struck and Robert L. Dr Rodnitzky and Bridget Zimmerman and Judith Dobson and William J Evans},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={21 7},
The objective of this study was to examine the change of body weight (BW) among Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and controls over years and determine the predictors of weight loss among PD patients. Studies on weight loss in PD studies are cross-sectional, have a short follow-up, or lack in clinical detail. We examined the percentage of BW change over years among 49 PD patients and 78 controls. The controls were from another study on longitudinal evolution of BW and body composition in the… CONTINUE READING