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Tobacco and coffee

Smokers and coffee drinkers have a low probability to get PD. I never smoked or drank coffee. But I ate a lot of fruits, especially apples and peaches which have the highest level of pesticide contamination. I went through a lot of stress but I taught I kept it under control. All of these may cause my PD.

Just curios if anyone here was a smoker and/or coffee drinker. Also is anyone who may have any idea what caused his/her PD?

Thank you.

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My husband never smoked or drank coffee but as long as I've known him (over 40 years) he has been a big apple eater.

I always thought it may be the apples.

A good friend of ours has PD and he was raised on an apple orchard.

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It would not likely be the apples but pesticides are an issue. I likely got my PD via pesticide exposure. More at Parkinson's and Pesticides

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I too am non smoker and have never drunk coffee. I've had a fair number of apples and apple juice in my time too. I also drank a lot of artificially flavoured fizzy water as I dont drink tea either. Peach being my favourite no idea what e-numbers and everything else did to me.

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I smoked & drank coffee - didn't help me! I got beat up rather badly by a group of drunks when I was 19. Maybe that caused it?

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Not smoking or drinking. Love apples, couple a day it’s a norm. Interesting.

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Jesus guys, I grew up doing the best things (mostly) that my parents and caregivers knew at the time. I picked fresh fruit from many vines and trees (even where it wasn't legal), I've smoked cigars for many years and drank excessively in a previous life. Everyone here has their own idea what "caused" their neuro muscular "malfunction". The point is just that.... "It is what it is, so now what?" I spent my life doing what kids do, doing what was fun, not always right. I make no apologies nor cast any blame and would do most everything again........

There in lies the crux of my situation. I wish I could do it all again, even if it means taking on this neuro-muscular blip in my radar.

In the end, we all know what the end is. Myself, I don't want to know when or where....or how. If I'm going to get hit by a bus, I don't want them to honk first!

I want to live while I'm still here and not waste time wringing my hands saying "if I only would've."

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Didn't smoke but drank coffee since I was a teenager. Still got PD and I don't have any of the really bad genetic mutations that are linked to PD.

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It is interesting some of us did not smoke and did not drink coffee but they were fruits eaters. I taught the fruits were healthy without realizing they were contaminated with pesticides. Three years ago I read an article about that and I stopped eating them except if they are organic.

Being a smoker and a coffee drinker reduces the chances for PD but it does not make them zero.

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My father has PD for over 16 years. He smokes and drunks 2 cup of coffee a day till about 10 years ago. I think the pesticides in the cigarettes caused his PD. I also believe his smoking is part of the reason he is not worries.

My uncle on my mother's side who has PD for 3 years is worst off than my father. Not sure what cause his PD. He hasn't smoke for over 20 years and never drink coffee.

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