Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Health -

The ap­pen­dix could pro­vide point­ers to new treat­ments for Parkin­son’s dis­ease (PD), ac­cord­ing to Swedish re­searchers. They say peo­ple who have had theirs re­moved are a fifth less likely to de­velop the neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tion which causes stiff­ness and shak­ing. Ap­pen­dix re­search has also de­tected higher lev­els of spe­cific pro­teins found in the brains of peo­ple with PD. But the re­searchers say their find­ings don’t ap­ply to ge­net­i­cally in­her­ited PD.

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