Risk Factors

Because the causes of PD are not known, there is currently no scientifically validated preventive course to reduce the risk of Parkinson's onset. The single biggest risk factor for PD is advancing age. Men have a slightly higher risk compared to women.  There is no strong evidence of ethnic differences in rates of Parkinson’s.

There are a number of behavioral factors which appear to be related to the onset of Parkinson’s: smoking and caffeine consumption have been associated with lower rates of Parkinson's disease, while head injury and pesticide exposure have been associated with higher risk. Unfortunately, very little can be definitively concluded about the causes of Parkinson’s; additional research is required to answer these questions.

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The Crooked Path is a blog written by Corey King, a CCPSG member and diagnosed with PD at the age of 47.  

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 The 3rd Annual Loftin Equipment Benefit Car, Truck and Bike Show was held on Saturday, November 3rd was a complete success! On the behalf of the Lone Star Parkinson Society, thank you! The organizing and volunteers of Brent Stephens, Loftin employees and corporate partners was incredible. This is the third year LSPS has benefited from the Loftin Equipment Car Show and it has gotten bigger and better each year. Loftin Equipment Company enables LSPS to maintain and even expand programs for People with Parkinson’s Disease.

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