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Reducing Your Risk of Parkinson Disease
The cause of Parkinson disease is not known. Living a healthy lifestyle may help lower the risk.
These factors have been linked to a lower risk of the disease:
- Drinking alcohol in moderation
- Exercising regularly
- Having a higher caffeine intake
- Using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
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Parkinson's disease. American Association of Neurological Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.aans.org/en/Patient%20Information/Conditions%20and%20Treatments/Parkinsons%20Disease.aspx. Accessed February 24, 2020.
Parkinson's disease information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Parkinsons-Disease-Information-Page. Updated August 28, 2019. Accessed February 24, 2020.
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 11/2019
- Update Date: 02/02/2021