Diagnosis Tends to Come Earlier for Those with More Education

Diagnosis Tends to Come Earlier for Those with More Education

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Diagnosis Tends to Come Earlier for Those with More Education

People with Huntington’s disease who have had more formal education tend to be diagnosed earlier and have milder symptoms than those with less formal education, a new study indicates. The study, “The effect of education on symptom onset and severity of Huntington’s disease,” was published in Movement Disorders Clinical Practice. While the role of disease-causing mutations in affecting Huntington’s severity is well-established, little is known about how environmental and lifestyle factors, such as education, influence the…

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