Big data shed light on inflammatory bowel disease therapy and Parkinson’s risk
Why is it important?
- Novelty 70% 70%
- Proximity 45% 45%
- Deliverability 60% 60%
Smaller individual studies have revealed intriguing patterns between inflammatory gut conditions such as Crohn’s which increases the risk for Parkinson’s by almost a third. A recent study interrogated a database of 170 million individuals, and succeeded in replicating this rate of increased risk.
Link between Crohn’s and Parkinson’s –https://www.parkinsonsmovement.com/lrrk2-gene-crohns-parkinsons/
Where can I learn more?
Olsen, AL, Riise, T, Brundin, P. (2018). Discovering new benefits from old drugs with big data – Promise for Parkinson disease. JAMA Neurol. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.0345