Do people with Parkinson’s disease smell different? – Medical News Today

Using the skills of a “super smeller,” researchers have identified how Parkinson’s disease alters the way a person smells. They hope that the discovery will help aid early diagnosis. A recent study investigated the links between odor and Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative condition. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that around half a million people in the United States are living with the condition. Parkinson’s disease tends to affect older adults. The population of the United States is growing older, so the number of Parkinson’s cases is likely to increase in line. Despite decades of intense research, ...

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