Smoking associated with lower Parkinson's risk

CTV News
A surprising new study finds that smoking may actually reduce the risk for developing Parkinson's disease, with long-term smokers at the lowest risk.


The authors admit that don't understand why smokers would have a lower rate of Parkinson's, but it's possible that substances in cigarette smoke, such as nicotine or carbon monoxide, somehow protect and promote survival of brain cells.
Smoking may also somehow prevent the development of toxic substances that interfere with proper neurological functioning.

Perhaps they're dying before they develop Parkinson's?

Just a thought...

Something to console yourself with as you gasp for breath, anyhow...
Oh like I needed THIS right now...

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