Parkinson's disease 'may' start in gut

In their study, people whose appendix had been removed were less likely to develop the neurodegenerative disease.

And the appendix, long thought of as pointless in the human body, contained the substance that kills brain cells.


My Uncle passed away from Parkinson’s disease complications.
It’s an awful way to go.

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Yeah I did work on a Michael J Fox foundation grant in grad school. It’s called the Braak Hypothesis that misfolded alpha synuclein or oligomers spread from gut and up the vagus nerve into the brain. We are very confident this happens.


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