Parkinson’s & The Appendix – Does Your Appendix Put Your Brain At Risk?

As I’m sure you’re aware, we spend a lot of time in this forum discussing how the health of the brain is impacted by the health of the gut, the gut-brain connection. Made clear by the latest science, this is a powerful relationship that has ramifications which affect our risk for myriad number of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, a disease for which there is no cure.

Today I want to look a study recently appearing in Science Translational Medicine. Researchers were investigating a really interesting question: could the appendix be involved in increasing the risk you develop Parkinson’s disease?

Let’s take a deeper look, and pay close attention to the take-home message at the end.

And, as always, for the latest on Parkinson’s disease research and science, keep an eye on our Parkinson’s focus page.

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