Gut dysmotility precedes the motor-onset of Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Gastric emptying is accelerated in people with recently diagnosed parkinsonism disorders.

Why this matters

    Constipation is common in parkinsonism disorders and it has been suggested that gastrointestinal symptoms may precede the motor onset of parkinsonism. These novel findings confirm that constipation appears to be a prodromal symptom of Parkinson’s disease.

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