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Population-based study of baseline ethanol consumption and risk of incident essential tremor

Louis, Elan D.; Benito-Leon, Julian; Bermejo-Pareja, Felix

Recent postmortem studies have demonstrated pathological changes, including Purkinje cell loss, in the cerebellum in essential tremor (ET). Toxic exposures that compromise cerebellar tissue could lower the threshold for developing ET. Ethanol is a well-established cerebellar toxin, resulting in Purkinje cell loss.



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Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

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Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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July 30, 2012
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