Study indicates all degrees of concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease

Written by Francis Davies, Future Science Group

A recent study published in the online issue of Neurology (18 April 2018) has indicated that a concussion could increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by 56%. Researchers examined 325,870 veterans, ranging in age from 31 to 65, from three US veteran’s health administration medical databases – half of whom had been diagnosed, by a physician, with mild-to-severe brain trauma and half who had not. While previous studies have drawn strong links between brain trauma and Parkinson’s, the research on mild trauma specifically has been inconclusive. Participants were followed for an average of 4.6 years, none of whom were...

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