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Who gets Parkinson's disease?

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About 3 out of 100 Americans over the age of 60 have Parkinson’s. Evidence is building that Parkinson's disease may be passed down in families. Some 4% of those with Parkinson's disease are diagnosed before age 50, and of those, about half are diagnosed before age 40. When the diagnosis is made early, it is referred to as "young-onset" Parkinson's disease.

From: An Overview of Parkinson's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

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Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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