Weight loss in Parkinson's disease sufferers increases their risk of a premature death, dementia and loss of independence, study finds



Weight loss in Parkinson's disease sufferers increases their risk of suffering a premature death, dementia and loss of independence, new research reveals.
Although the UK study did not specify why weight loss worsens Parkinson's patients' outcomes, previous research has linked it to weakness, low blood pressure and osteoporosis.  
Parkinson's patients often struggle to maintain their weight due to the condition impacting their sense of smell, which can reduce their appetite, as well their ability to swallow also being affected.
They may also suffer from depression as a result of their... read more

 
27 November 2017 in Health, Views: 61
Source: Daily Mail
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