Danish Study team links Rosacea to Higher Parkinson’s disease Risk

March 22, 2016 2:09 AM

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Danish Study team links Rosacea to Higher Parkinson’s disease Risk

Individuals suffering from Rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, have been found at higher risk of Parkinson’s disease. A study conducted on Danish population has found a link between occurrence of Rosacea and increased risk of Parkinson’s disease but the research team indicated that further research would be required to clearly establish the link. The study has been published in the journal JAMA Neurology.

Increased matrix metalloproteinase (an enzyme used by the body to break down proteins) target tissue activity and plays an important role in Rosacea but the reason for inflammatory skin condition is still unclear. In Parkinson patients, increased matrix metalloproteinase activity leads to neuronal l...

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