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Early weight loss in parkinsonism predicts poor outcomes: Evidence from an incident cohort study.

Authors
  • Cumming, Kirsten1
  • Macleod, Angus D2
  • Myint, Phyo K1
  • Counsell, Carl E1
  • 1 From the School of Medicine (K.C.), Medical Sciences & Nutrition, and Chronic Disease Research Group (A.D.M., C.E.C.) and Ageing Clinical & Experimental Research Team (P.K.M.), Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • 2 From the School of Medicine (K.C.), Medical Sciences & Nutrition, and Chronic Disease Research Group (A.D.M., C.E.C.) and Ageing Clinical & Experimental Research Team (P.K.M.), Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - American Academy of Neurology
Publication Date
Nov 28, 2017
Volume
89
Issue
22
Pages
2254–2261
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004691
PMID: 29079685
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Weight loss occurs in early parkinsonism and is greater in atypical parkinsonism than in PD. Early weight loss in parkinsonism has prognostic significance, and targeted dietary interventions to prevent it may improve long-term outcomes.

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