Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Risk of Parkinson’s

Recent research by Raquel Gardner and colleagues at the University of California in San Francisco shows that there are long-term effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on the potential expression of neurodegenerative disease. Their study, “Mild TBI and risk of Parkinson Disease,” just published in the journal Neurology, is the most comprehensive (link is external)to date to examine the chronic effects of brain injury on later development of the neurodegenerative disorder Parkinson disease.