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Exposure to Pesticides May Raise the Risk of Parkinsonís Disease in Men

by Medindia Content Team on June 17, 2006 at 6:53 PM
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Exposure to Pesticides May Raise the Risk of Parkinsonís Disease in Men

According to a new study, men who are exposed to pesticides that is used for killing bugs or weeds are at the high risk of developing Parkinson's disease .

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that affects the control of muscles and so may affect movement, speech and posture.

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Mayo Clinic researchers Roberta Frigerio and others studied 149 patients who developed Parkinson's disease between 1976 and 1995.

Men who use pesticides to kill bugs or weeds - either at work or at home - may have doubled the risk of getting Parkinson's disease, the researchers said in a study in the June issue of the journal Movement Disorders.
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However, women exposed to pesticides do not face such risk, reported the online edition of health magazine WebMD.

"There is something biologically different between men and women when exposed to pesticides," a researcher said.

"The risk was 2.4-fold more than a doubling of the risk in unexposed men," the researcher said.

But when the researchers looked only at men with occupational exposures such as farmers, they did not find a link to Parkinson's disease.

But when they included men exposed to pesticides via hobbies such as gardening, the link became apparent.

(Source: IANS News)
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