Smoking and Parkinson's disease: a dose-response relationship.

  title={Smoking and Parkinson's disease: a dose-response relationship.},
  author={Jay M Gorell and Benjamin A Rybicki and Christine Cole Johnson and Edward L. Peterson},
  volume={52 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether an inverse dose-response relationship exists between cigarette smoking and PD among ever-smokers and ex-smokers. METHODS Smoking and alcohol consumption were analyzed in 144 PD patients and 464 control subjects, who were frequency matched for sex, race, and age (+/-5 years), in a population-based case-control study of men and women > or =50 years old in the Henry Ford Health System. RESULTS With never-smokers as the reference category, there was an inverse… CONTINUE READING

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