Don’t Quit Smoking! Longtime Smokers Less Likely to Develop Parkinson’s Disease

02 Apr 2010  Larry Roth

Medical scientists have investigated the incidence of Parkinson’s disease for long-term smokers and have discovered an inverse correlation between smoking and Parkinson’s disease.

"The study, released today in the journal Neurology looked at the lifetime smoking history of more than 300,000 people, and confirmed the inverse relationship between smoking and Parkinson’s disease, established in earlier scientific studies. But, researchers say they’ve found a critical new piece to the puzzle: It appears to be the length of time one has been a smoker – not the number of cigarettes smoked – that has the most effect on disease risk reduction," reports the Paging Dr. Gupta blog…

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