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Diabetes

31 March 2011

Diabetes and Parkinson's Disease risk

People with diabetes may have a slightly increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

People with diabetes may have a slightly increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

When the researchers accounted for other factors - such as age, weight and smoking habits, diabetes itself was linked to a 41% increase in the risk of future Parkinson's.

 

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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