Authors: Sharon Salt, Editor
In a large study, a team of researchers have reported that individuals with Type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) later in life. In addition, this risk could also be higher for younger people and those with complications from the disease.
“Our study examined data on a large portion of the English population and found a strong link between these two seemingly different diseases,” commented study author Thomas Warner (University College London, UK). “Whether it is genetics that may play a role in the development of these diseases or they have similar pathways to development needs to be investigated further.”