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Roughly One-Third Higher Risk

Diabetes Linked with Parkinson's Risk

Patients with diabetes could be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, suggest researchers from Denmark. The findings, published in the journal Diabetes Care, reveal that the link between diabetes and Parkinson's disease is even stronger for younger patients. Researchers found that 6.5 percent of Parkinson's disease patients had diabetes for at least two years before being diagnosed with Parkinson's. The findings suggest that having diabetes is linked with about a one-third higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

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