December 2nd, 2009

Constipation: an Early Sign of Parkinson’s?

By Kelley Luckstein

People with a history of constipation may be at increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease down the road, research hints.

 

In a study, Dr. Walter A. Rocca at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues found a history of constipation about two times more frequent in a group of men and women with Parkinson's disease than in an age-matched group of men and women who did not have the disease.

 

Reuters, by Joene Hendry, 12/1/09

 

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ABC News

Tags: constipation, GI, Neurology, Parkinson's

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