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Methamphetamine abuse linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease

July 26, 2011
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An analysis of approximately 15 years of hospital admissions data and death records indicates that people admitted to the hospital with conditions related to the abuse of methamphetamine or other amphetamine-like drugs had an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease or parkinsonism compared to control groups.
Additional research is needed to confirm these findings and determine what subgroups may be most at risk. Click
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