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27th December 2012 - New research

THE INCIDENCE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE IS DECLINING

Journal of Neurology [2012] Dec 23 [Epub ahead of print] (Horsfall L, Petersen I, Walters K, Schrag A.) Complete abstract

A new study has found that the incidence of Parkinson's Disease has been declining for years. The incidence of Parkinson's Disease is the rate of new diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease. The rate of annual decline was found to be somewhere between 1% and 6% depending on the criteria used. A rate of decline of 1% was obtained when symptoms and antiparkinsonian drugs were included. A rate of decline of 6% was obtained when only Parkinson's Disease diagnosis was considered.

Although increasing population means that there are more people with Parkinson's Disease overall, this is the first time that the chances of developing Parkinson's Disease has been found to be continuously decreasing. The incidence of Parkinson's Disease in this study was found to be 46% higher in men than in women. The incidence rates were 12% higher in urban areas, and slightly less in socially deprived areas. For a printable version of this article click here. For more news go to Parkinson's Disease News.

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Parkinson's Disease News details all significant new research, news reports, new books, and new resources concerning Parkinson's Disease and those medical disorders that often coincide with Parkinson's Disease. It is compiled from an analysis of  all newly published research, news reports, new clinical trials, all newly published books, and new web sites. A summary and analysis of the new research are provided,  as well as links to the complete abstracts and news reports

                                    

 

 
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