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Genetics

15 June 2010

Genetics, Insecticides Might Contribute to Parkinson's

French study found combination raised risk of movement disorder in men

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Overall, mutations in the ABCB1 gene weren't associated with Parkinson's disease risk. However, the researchers found that the association between organochlorine insecticide exposure and Parkinson's disease was 3.5 times stronger in men with two mutated copies of the ABCB1 gene than among those with no ABCB1 mutations.

 

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