The Appendix: What’s the Link to Parkinson’s?

The Appendix: What’s the Link to Parkinson’s?
A recent study suggests that having your appendix removed (an appendectomy) is associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's disease (PD). Mohammed Sheriff, MD, of Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, examined the medical records of 62 million patients for the research. He found that one percent of people who had an appendectomy developed PD, while less than 0.3 percent ... read more
Source: Published on 2019-05-10