Use of antihypertensives and the risk of Parkinson disease.

@article{Becker2008UseOA,
  title={Use of antihypertensives and the risk of Parkinson disease.},
  author={Claudia Cerda Becker and Susan Jick and Christoph Meier},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 16 Pt 2},
  pages={
          1438-44
        }
}
BACKGROUND Recent studies related angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and calcium channel blockers to possible neuroprotective effects. Little is known about neuroprotection of angiotensin II (AT II) antagonists or beta-blockers. OBJECTIVE To explore the association between antihypertensive drug use and the risk of developing a first-time diagnosis of Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS This was a case-control analysis within the UK-based General Practice Research Database. Cases… CONTINUE READING
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