High Blood Pressure Linked to Parkinson’s in Han Chinese

High Blood Pressure Linked to Parkinson’s in Han Chinese

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High Blood Pressure Linked to Parkinson’s in Han Chinese

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, almost doubles the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease in people of Han Chinese descent living in Singapore, a case-controlled study found. In contrast, a comparison of similar studies conducted in the U.S. and the U.K. found that hypertension was associated with a reduced risk of the condition, the scientists noted. “Our study … suggests that early diagnosis and treatment of hypertension may potentially reduce the risk of [Parkinson’s disease], at…

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