Hepatitis B & C may be linked to increased risk of Parkinson’s
Why is it important?
- Novelty 80% 80%
- Proximity 80% 80%
- Deliverability 40% 40%
Further study is needed to discern whether the hepatitis virus itself contributes to Parkinson’s disease, if people who are susceptible to hepatitis also have a similar susceptibility to Parkinson’s, or if hepatitis treatment in some way affects risk.
It is important to note that the study does not establish a cause and effect relationship between the conditions.
The study authors also caution that further work is needed to confirm the results and that the study was unable to account for other risk factors such as lifestyle.