Arthritis Care & Research found older adults with osteoarthritis had a 41% greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life compared with those who didn't have the condition. Researchers examined health insurance claims data of almost 67,000 adults ages 50 to 64 in Taiwan, finding the risk of developing Parkinson's disease was 55% higher among those with knee and hip osteoarthritis and between 30% to 40% greater among those with osteoarthritis affecting other joints."/> Arthritis Care & Research found older adults with osteoarthritis had a 41% greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life compared with those who didn't have the condition. Researchers examined health insurance claims data of almost 67,000 adults ages 50 to 64 in Taiwan, finding the risk of developing Parkinson's disease was 55% higher among those with knee and hip osteoarthritis and between 30% to 40% greater among those with osteoarthritis affecting other joints."/> Osteoarthritis tied to higher Parkinson's disease risk

Osteoarthritis tied to higher Parkinson's disease risk

2021-06-10

A study in the journal Arthritis Care & Research found older adults with osteoarthritis had a 41% greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life compared with those who didn't have the condition. Researchers examined health insurance claims data of almost 67,000 adults ages 50 to 64 in Taiwan, finding the risk of developing Parkinson's disease was 55% higher among those with knee and hip osteoarthritis and between 30% to 40% greater among those with osteoarthritis affecting other joints.

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