Circadian rhythm disturbance could influence Parkinson’s disease onset

Written by Alice Weatherston

New research by a team at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (PA, USA) has identified a potential link between Parkinson’s disease and chronic lack of sleep or irregular sleep-wake cycles. The results were published recently in Molecular Psychiatry. The study, which was led by Domenico Praticò (Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University ) indicates that disturbances to the circadian rhythm that are present prior to the onset of Parkinson’s disease play a part in worsened motor and learning deficits developed as a consequence of the disease. The study is also the first to demonstrate that...

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