Last week one of the most comprehensive analyses assessing the risk of developing Parkinson’s following mild traumatic brain injury (or TBI) was published.
Using data collected from US military veterans, the study concluded that mild TBI was associated with a 56% increased risk of developing Parkinson’s.
In today’s post, we will review the study, discuss what TBI means, and consider what implications this study could have for the Parkinson’s community.
At a recent research conference, a young PhD student was looking at me from across the room.
Finally, she walked across to me and asked:
“Excuse me. Are you the goat guy?”
It had been a while since anyone had asked me this.
“Yes,” I replied, “I am the goat guy”
Let me explain: