Low Doses of Herbicide and Lectins Led to Parkinsonism in Animals, Study Reports

Low Doses of Herbicide and Lectins Led to Parkinsonism in Animals, Study Reports
Ingesting a once widely used herbicide called paraquat along with lectins — proteins in common foods that bind carbohydrates (e.g., sugars) — can lead to symptoms typical of Parkinson’s disease and known as parkinsonism, a study reported. Importantly, this animal research provides a new preclinical model for testing treatments in forms of Parkinson’s disease influenced by environmental factors. The study, “Ingestion ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-12-07By Jonathan Grinstein