Sumary of The healthy lifestyle habit that ‘doubles your risk’ of Parkinson’s – surprising finding:
- DON’T MISSHigh blood pressure: Three drinks to reduce reading [TIPS]Cancer: Vitamin deficiency common in patients [INSIGHT]Diabetes type 2: The herb to lower high blood sugar [ADVICE]The study included 220,494 people participating in NeuroEPIC4PD, a prospective European population-based study in 13 centres from eight countries.
- The results showed that, compared with people who had never smoked, former smokers had a 20 percent lower risk and current smokers a halved risk for developing Parkinson’s during follow-up (12.8 years).
- Smoking more cigarettes and for a longer period of time were also associated with a lower risk of developing the disease, as the risk in people smoking 12 or more cigarettes a day or for longer than 30 years was about 55 percent lower compared to those who had never smoked.
- Exposure to passive smoking at home or work was also linked to lower risk, as passive smokers were 30 percent less likely to develop the disease than non-exposed individuals.