Medical News Today
August 17, 2023
Sports with a high risk of head trauma, such as boxing and soccer, have been associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease. Now, a study has suggested that American football may also increase the risk by as much as 61%. Dr. Michael S. Okun, Parkinson’s Foundation National Medical Advisor, Adelaide Lackner Professor of Neurology and Executive Director of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Disease at the University of Florida Health, is interviewed, stressing the importance of more research on the topic.