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    Default A Gut Feeling About Parkinson's

    ANH International
    November 22 2018

    Parkinson’s disease is estimated to affect 7 to 10 million people worldwide. Until now there’s been little information that might support prevention of this debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, let alone any kind of recovery option for those unlucky enough to suffer it. However, insightful new research by a group of US, European and Canadian researchers, just published in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggests the development of Parkinson’s may not start in the brain or central nervous system, but rather in the gut, many years before motor symptoms become apparent.

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    Fascinating article. That the vagus nerve could be the conduit for transferring a specific protein from the gut to the brain explains a lot. An earlier HH article on Parkinson's referenced the vagus nerve, but this article makes much clearer the role that the vagus plays in this disease. This new finding could be a major breakthrough!

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