Type 2 diabetes and the risk of Parkinson's disease.

  title={Type 2 diabetes and the risk of Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Gang Hu and Pekka J Jousilahti and Siamak Bidel and Riitta L Antikainen and Jaakko Tuomilehto},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  volume={30 4},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether type 2 diabetes at baseline is a risk factor for Parkinson's disease. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We prospectively followed 51,552 Finnish men and women 25-74 years of age without a history of Parkinson's disease at baseline. History of diabetes and other study parameters were determined at baseline using standardized measurements. Ascertainment of the Parkinson's disease status was based on the nationwide Social Insurance Institution's drug register data. Hazard… CONTINUE READING
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