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New research shows Parkinson's disease origins in the gut

Your gut is a key player in your overall health, playing a role in your risk of chronic conditions like heart disease, obesity, sleep problems and depression. Parkinson’s disease, a central nervous system disorder that causes symptoms such as tremors and balance problems, however, has long been a disease of idiopathic origins, meaning there’s no known cause.  Research published in the journal Neuron may challenge this notion, as it further supports the notion that Parkinson’s disease may originate in cells in the gut and travel to the brain via the vagus nerve the 10th cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem down to your abdomen.  Read more....



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