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Parkinson's found 15-20 years before symptoms
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48691633

Scientists say they have identified the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease in the brain, 15 to 20 years before symptoms appear.

Scans of a small number of high-risk patients found malfunctions in the brain's serotonin system, which controls mood, sleep and movement.

The King's College London researchers say the discovery could lead to new screening tools and treatments.

Experts said larger studies and more affordable scans were needed first.

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition affecting about 145,000 people in the UK.



This does sound very useful - especially if the scans can be made affordable, and if they can find a way to stop this from developing into full-blown Parkinson's within those 15-20 years.

Unfortunately, both of those are rather big 'ifs'...
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