Appendicitis provides significant protection against Parkinson’s disease

Scientists have discovered an unexpected benefit of appendicitis – it turned out that the removal of the Appendix in appendicitis gives people protection against the development of Parkinson’s disease, and to a significant extent. The results of a study that demonstrated this, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

The authors analyzed the epidemiological data concerning the prevalence of diseases of the Central nervous system among the 1.6 million inhabitants of Sweden. The researchers found a correlation between cases of appendicitis and exposure to people with Parkinson’s disease.

“People who are faced with appendicitis and had surgery, was sick with Parkinson’s disease 19.3% less. Also, the operation to remove the Appendix was the slow onset of the disease on average for 3.6 years”, – reported in the publication of scientific experts.
Appendicitis is a disease of the abdominal cavity that develops on the background of inflammation of the Appendix cecum (the Appendix) and require surgical intervention. Scientists suggest that the protein alpha-synuclein, which is contained in the Appendix in large amounts, it forms aggregates in the brain and is a possible cause of Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease of the nervous system, chronic nature, in which the patient gradually loses the ability to control their own movement. The mechanism of development of Parkinson’s disease involves abnormal metabolism of the neurotransmitter dopamine and its derivatives in subcortical structures of the brain.

A new study has shown that the protective effect of appendicitis and appendectomy was manifested in the most heavily among the rural population. In their opinion, this indicates further positive impact from environmental factors.

Earlier Magicforum wrote about the fact that the duration of human life depends on the number of neurons in his brain.