Men 'twice as likely to die' from Parkinson’s disease

While the reasons behind the finding are unclear, the researchers speculate about hormonal and occupational exposures

Men are dying from Parkinson’s disease at twice the rate of women, a new study has found. 

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Researchers from the US and China analysed data on 479,000 deaths from Parkinson’s disease recorded in a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deaths registry between 1999 and 2019, finding an average annual increase of 2.4%.  

They found mortality rose “steeply” regardless of race, sex and geographic location, but they noted that deaths were twice as high for men compared with women.

Findings showed the

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