Associations between Lifestyle Factors and Parkinson's Disease in an Urban Sri Lankan Clinic Study.

Ruwani Wijeyekoon, Vindika Suriyakumara, Ranjanie Gamage, Tharushi Fernando, Amila Jayasuriya, Dhanusha Amarasinghe, Harsha Gunasekara, Dharshana Sirisena, Dhammika Amaratunga, Chanaka Muthukuda, Roger Barker, Caroline Williams-Gray & Ranil De Silva
Background- Associations between certain environmental and lifestyle factors and Parkinson’s disease (PD) have been reported in several studies, but information on these factors and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in South Asia, is limited. Objective - To determine associations between lifestyle factors and PD in an urban clinic-based study in Sri Lanka. Methods–In this case-control study, demographic and lifestyle factor data (including diet, coffee/tea drinking, smoking, alcohol status) was collected from an unselected cohort of PD patients...

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