1st February 2010 - New research


Movement Disorders [2010] Jan 27 [Epub ahead of print] (J.Linder, H.Stenlund, L.Forsgren) Complete abstract

The incidence of Parkinson's Disease is the rate at which people are being newly diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. The world's highest incidence of Parkinson's Disease has been found to occur in Sweden. The incidence rate is 22.5 per 100,000. In a country the size of the U.S. this equates to 67,000 people being newly diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease every single year. Exceptionally high levels of Parkinson's Disease are usually found to be due to toxicity.

However, in Sweden there is no such apparent cause. Sweden has a high life expectancy. Japan has the highest life expectancy. In both countries there has been a recent escalation in the rates of Parkinson's Disease, most probably due to people living longer in those countries. This suggests that there could soon be a major increase in the number of people with Parkinson's Disease due to increased life expectancy in other countries as well.  For every person that has Parkinson's Disease, 10 people alive right now were considered likely to develop it. With increasing life expectancies that number could be  far higher. For more current news go to Parkinson's Disease News.


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