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Anemia Might Be Associated With Development of Parkinson's Disease

August 24, 2010
Results of a new Mayo Clinic study support an association between anemia experienced early in life and the development of Parkinson's disease many years later. The findings were presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Seattle on April 30.

We were surprised to discover that chronic anemia or low levels of hemoglobin were linked to the risk of Parkinson's disease 20- to 30-years later, says Walter A. Rocca, M.D., an author of the study and a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic.

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