Study ties genetic condition to increased Parkinson's risk

09/10/2013 | HealthDay News

People ages 35 to 64 with a genetic condition called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome were about 90 times as likely to develop Parkinson's disease than the general population, researchers in Canada found. The findings suggest that providers should screen adults with this inherited condition for signs of Parkinson's disease. The study, published in JAMA Neurology, showed an association but not a causal relationship.

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