Traumatic Brain Injury Accelerates Onset by 5 Years, Study Suggests

Traumatic Brain Injury Accelerates Onset by 5 Years, Study Suggests

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Traumatic Brain Injury Accelerates Onset by 5 Years, Study Suggests

Experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with an earlier age of Parkinson’s onset, but not with more severe disease-associated nerve cell loss or younger age of death, a study suggests. These findings, presented at the 2021 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Denver and online, suggest that TBI, a well-established risk factor for Parkinson’s, may lower the threshold of brain damage leading to the development of symptoms, the researchers noted. The study, “Traumatic brain…

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