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Category: Newspaper Reports
Date 22-may-2003
Article Title Parkinson’s Danger
Author Kym Nicoll
Main Condition/ Disease  Parkinson's Disease
Source Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia) Health & Science section P.1
Summary People who suffer head injury are four times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease. The study also found that this risk increases eightfold for people with a head trauma requiring hospitalization and 11-fold for those with a severe head injury, characterized by long loss of consciousness and brain bruising. Lead author Dr James Bower, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, says: “I was surprised by the strength of the association and was also surprised that the average head trauma was about 20 years before the start of the disease.” Details of the study are published in Neurology*.

The link to head injury is something of which all upper cervical chioropractors are already aware.
See Erin Elster's conclusions at www.erinelster.com
References *Neurology 2003;60:1610-1615
Keywords Parkinson's disease; head injury

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