Parkinson's Disease Health Topic
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Parkinson's: A Natural Therapy
Discusses NADH, Coenzyme Q10, Selenium, L-Glutathione, D-Ribose, MSM and more.
Omega 3's May Protect Against Parkinson's and Huntington's
New research findings show that omega-3 fats in your diet may protect your brain cells. It works by preventing the misfolding of a protein resulting from a gene mutation in neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Huntington's.
Milk Consumption Tied to Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition affecting movement and balance. In a study, heavy milk drinkers, who drank more than 16 oz a day, were 2.3 times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those man who didn’t drink any milk.
Prospective Study of Dietary Pattern and Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
Dietary patterns with a high intake of fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, fish, and poultry and a low intake of saturated fat and a moderate intake of alcohol may protect against Parkinson's disease.
Diet, Urate, and Parkinson's Disease Risk in Men
These data support urate as a potentially protective factor in Parkinson's disease and suggest that dietary changes expected to increase plasma urate level may contribute to lower risk of Parkinson's disease.
Minocin Benefits Parkinson's Patients
The antibiotic minocycline, and the compound creatine, which is produced in muscle tissue, could slow the progress of Parkinson's disease. The compounds may help by reducing cellular stress and inflammation.
Pharmaceutical Composition for Treating Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's Disease is a medical disorder whose characteristic symptoms are due to excessive muscle contraction. This often begins as a tremor, which can develop into muscle rigidity. It is caused by the insufficient action of dopamine, which normally acts by preventing excessive muscle contraction. Although dopamine is produced in the dopaminergic neurons in the brain, it is not normally administered to treat the disorder since dopamine does not easily pass between the blood brain barrier. L-tyrosine was compared against the use of prominent products for Parkinson's Disease and was found to be more effective. The most common basis for the treatment of Parkinson's disease is the administration of L-dopa. L-dopa is metabolised to dopamine in vivo and, unlike dopamine, L-dopa can pass the blood brain barrier. However, its administration, via feedback inhibition causes a correspondingly reduced production of the body's own dopamine. Therefore, although the use of L-dopa can initially be effective in treating Parkinson's disease, over time it leads to the condition becoming progressively worse.
US Study Links Pesticides to Parkinson's Disease
People who used two specific varieties of pesticide (paraquat and rotenone) were 2.5 times as likely to develop Parkinson's disease. Paraquat increases production of certain oxygen derivatives that may harm cellular structures. People who used these pesticides or others with a similar mechanism of action were more likely to develop Parkinson's disease.
Is Vitamin D Deficiency Connected to Parkinson's Disease?
These findings are consistent with the possibility that long-term Vitamin D insufficiency is present before the clinical manifestations of Parkinson's disease and may play a role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's.
Parkinson's Disease 'May Start in Gut'
Animal experiments...suggest the brain disorder may be caused by bacteria living in the gut. The findings could eventually lead to new ways of treating the disease, such as drugs to kill gut bugs or probiotics. The scientists believe the bacteria are releasing chemicals that over-activate parts of the brain, leading to damage. The bacteria can break down fibre into short-chain fatty acids. It is thought an imbalance in these chemicals triggers the immune cells in the brain to cause damage.
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