Broadcasting from the USA: Loneliness Increases Risk for Incident Parkinson Disease

Loneliness is associated with the risk for incident Parkinson disease (PD), independent of other risk factors, according to a study published online Oct. 2 in JAMA Neurology.

Antonio Terracciano, Ph.D., from Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, and colleagues assessed whether loneliness is associated with the risk for incident PD and whether the association is independent of other risk factors or modified by age, sex, and genetic vulnerability. The analysis included data from 491,603 participants in the U.K. Biobank followed for 15 years.

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