Study links Parkinson Disease (PD) with different cancer types in Taiwan

The Hoops News
Date: Jun 22, 2015

During a study conducted in Taiwan, scientists have come to know that Parkinson’s disease or PD Parkinson-Disease-Risk-of-Cancermight be linked to 16 different types of cancer.

The study is a part of an effort to establish and explain the association between PD and multiple cancer forms in an East Asian population. This makes the study significant as the majority of the previous studies on this subject were conducted on Western people. The study has recently been published in the journal JAMA Oncology.

The past five decades have seen over 25 epidemiological studies being conducted for gathering information on links between cancer and PD. The majority of those studies suggested that people suffering from PD has a reduced risk of developing cancer than the ones without PD.

However, as mentioned above most of those previous researches had Western people as subjects; this new study in Taiwan tested East Asian people as it is a known fact that genetic backgrounds have an important role to play in disease development.    [FULL  STORY]

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