Parkinson’s discovery implicates “second brain” in the gut – New Atlas

The evidence is become more and more compelling that Parkinson’s may be associated with the gut


A growing body of evidence is forging a stronger and stronger connection between the onset of Parkinson’s disease and the gut. Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have thrown further weight behind this theory, with an investigation of cellular behavior in the nervous system of the digestive system revealing possible tell-tale signs at the earliest stages of the disease.

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