Migraine Sufferers Significantly More Likely Develop Parkinson's Disease

September 18, 2014 2:55 AM

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Migraine Sufferers Significantly More Likely Develop Parkinson's Disease

Experiencing migraines in middle age increases the risk of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, according to a new study.

Lead researcher Dr. Ann I. Scher, of the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, and her colleagues found that individuals who suffer migraines with aura are twice as likely to develop Parkinson's disease.

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