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Parkinson's in men may be linked to high dairy diet

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 04 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:10
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. Nebraska

    Men who eat large amounts of dairy products have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, says a new epidemiological study.

    The study, led by Dr Honglei Chen of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health in Massachusetts, found that dietary intake of dairy products is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's in men, but not in women (Annals of Neurology 2002;52:793-801).

    While the causes of Parkinson's disease are not clear, it has …

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