What if Parkinson's did not develop only in the brain? A disease identified as neurodegenerative, the origin of which may be in the digestive system. A study of 1.5 million people in Sweden published in Science Translational Medicine found the relationship between the removal of appendicitis and the onset of Parkinson's disease.
Led by 1.7 million people, the study found that individuals who had a removed attachment were 20% less likely to develop Parkinson's disease. On the other hand, people who had apendectomy and had a delayed onset of the disease for 4 years on average.
In addition, clusters of proteins previously associated with this disease have been found in the attachment and other parts of the digestive system, adding to existing evidence linking the intestine to the brain's disease.
The addition is not unnecessary
The supplement contains an alpha-synuclein protein known to accumulate in the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease. "Alpha-synuclein is a protein that does not want to remain immobile, is able to move from neuron to neuron if it enters the brain, it can germinate and spread and have neurotoxic effects that can eventually lead to Parkinson's disease", says Viviane Labrie, one of the study's authors.
Although its reputation is unnecessary, the supplement actually plays a major role in our immune system, regulating the composition of our intestinal bacteria and now, as this study shows, in the appearance of Parkinson's disease.
Be careful, this study does not recommend removing the attachment away from it. "We do not say that if you had ablation, you would not have Parkinson's disease"warns the researcher. For the time being, the relationship between causes and consequences has not been established. As with studies of this type, other factors that have not been taken into account can explain the difference between those who were ablate and others.