The risk of developing Parkinson's disease was higher in people with diabetes than those without the disease after 15 years of observation, according to a study in Diabetes Care of nearly 289,000 older U.S. adults. Researchers said diabetes itself appeared to increase Parkinson's disease risk by 41% after considering age, weight, smoking habits and other factors. But the study did not show the link was causative and the reasons for the connection are unknown, researchers said.

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