Two viral liver diseases could help us find the path toward the cause of Parkinson’s disease.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and UCL Institute of Neurology in London have reported an association between hepatitis B and C infections and an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease. Their findings were published early online in the journal Neurology.

The researchers examined records from 21,633 people with hepatitis B, 48,428 with hepatitis C, as well as people with autoimmune hepatitis (a non-viral type of hepatitis), chronic active hepatitis (constant liver inflammation), and HIV (a… more

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