Saliva Test May Help Diagnose Parkinson’s, Assess Disease Severity, Early Study Finds

Saliva Test May Help Diagnose Parkinson’s, Assess Disease Severity, Early Study Finds
A saliva test may help diagnose Parkinson’s and assess disease severity, according to a recent study. Biomarkers that reflect problems in the production of energy, with nerve cell messengers, and in gut microflora — each easily detected in saliva — may all contribute to the metabolic changes associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the study found. Titled “Quantitative metabolomics of saliva ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2020-01-09By Ana Pena, PhD