Scientists have figured out which factor increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease
MOSCOW, 22 APR — RIA Novosti. Scientists have found that a single mild concussion or injury increase the likelihood of development of Parkinson’s disease in the future, writes Sciencedaily.
The study involved more than three hundred thousand elderly people whose data was studied for 12 years. Physicians believe that the results are applicable to all categories of patients.
It turned out that people with a head injury in 71% of cases suffered from Parkinson’s disease, while for all others the risk of its development is one to two percent. In patients with severe injuries this figure was 83%.
Neurologists have also found that patients with various head injuries was diagnosed with this disease about two years earlier than everyone else.
Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive, chronic neurological disease. At the moment it is incurable.