Parkinson’s hits men harder: study

Not only is Parkinson’s more common in men, male patients have greater disease burden and worse quality of life, Australian experts report.

Their study of 210 Parkinson’s patients attending neurology clinics showed men had much higher levels of motor impairment compared with women, even after controlling for age and disease duration.

Similarly, daily levodopa equivalent doses were 147.4mg higher in men, and again remained higher even after controlling for age and disease duration.

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