Named an unexpected benefit of appendicitis

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An international group of scientists found that the removal of the Appendix because of appendicitis reduces the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. About it reported in a press release on EurekAlert!.

The researchers analyzed epidemiological information about the prevalence of diseases of the Central nervous system among 1.6 million Swedes. It is known that the Appendix is a vermiform Appendix of the cecum — contains large amounts of protein alpha synuclein, which, as shown, forms aggregates in the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease is a possible cause of this disorder.

It turned out that the appendectomy leads to a decrease in the likelihood of Parkinson’s disease by 19.3 percent. In addition, the operation has slowed down its offensive in, on average, 3.6 years. The greatest effect is observed among the rural population, indicating the influence of environmental factors. For example, exposure to pesticides has been shown in other studies, provokes the development of neurological disorders.

In the US alone is home to around a million people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and in 2010 for medical services associated with this disorder, had spent $ 14 billion. It is believed that by 2040 the incidence is doubled.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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