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Medical News Today: How coffee might protect against Parkinson's

Coffee is thought to protect the brain against Parkinson’s disease. A recent study investigates which compounds might give coffee its neuroprotective powers. The findings may eventually lead to innovative new treatments. Understanding how coffee protects the brain could give Parkinson’s drug discovery a boost. More than 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the… Read More »

Appendectomy Decades Earlier Linked to Lower Parkinson's Risk

An appendectomy occurring decades prior was linked to nearly a 20% decrease in the risk of developing Parkinson’s and delayed onset among people who did develop the disease, researchers reported. Moreover, the human appendix appeared to be a reservoir for alpha-synuclein aggregates in healthy people, even at young ages, according to Viviane Labrie, PhD, of… Read More »