Parkinson’s disease is on the rise

The odds of developing Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism appear to have risen significantly over the past three decades, say US researchers.

Thirty-year data from the complete medical records of all residents of a Minnesota county show a 24% increase in the risk of Parkinson’s disease in men for every ten calendar years. There was also a 17% increased risk of parkinsonism.

Men over 70 were particularly