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Is Parkinson’s Disease a Gut Problem?

It’s been known for a long time that Parkinson’s disease is a condition that arises in the brain. Certain nerve cells in the brain begin to break down, and levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter, drop, resulting in coordination difficulties, muscle stiffness, changes in speech, and the tremor that is the disease’s signature symptom. But now… Read More »

Appendix identified as a potential starting point for Parkinson's disease

Removing the appendix early in life reduces the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by 19 to 25 percent, according to the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind, published today in Science Translational Medicine. The findings also solidify the role of the gut and immune system in the genesis of the disease, and reveal… Read More »