One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's disease, study says

One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's disease, study says

Researchers followed veterans for several years to assess Parkinson's risk A brain injury diagnosis was associated with a 71% increased risk of Parkinson's Study participants who had been diagnosed with concussion had a 56% increased risk (CNN)A diagnosis of traumatic brain injury -- whether mild, moderate or severe -- is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease as well as a two years younger age at diagnosis, new research in veterans says. The size of the risk was found to be dependent on the severity of the injury. After a mild injury, usually called a concussion, the increased...

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