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Is Parkinson's the Symptom of Intestinal Disease?

December 9, 20159 min
More research is showing a strong connection between your gut and your brain.Parkinson's disease is a neuro-degenerative brain illness where the symptoms slowly get worse over time.According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year, and an estimated 7-10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease.What are the causes of Parkinson's disease?According to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a combination of both genetic and environmental causes can be the reason why you may have Parkinson's disease.A study published in the medical journal, Annals of Neurology, found that your gut could be involved in the development of Parkinson's disease.Listen in as Dr. Mike shares the latest study on Parkinson's disease and if there is any insight on what causes this disease.

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