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Edible sources of nicotine, like Solanaceae, may help reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a study shows.  The research, which was published in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, suggests that eating edible sources of nicotine, such as peppers and tomatoes may provide a protective effect and consequently reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait.  Parkinson’s causes are unknown but genetics, ageing, and toxins are being researched.  An estimated one million Americans have Parkinson’s and about 60,000 […]

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Fast Pedaling Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms

Researchers have found how patients with Parkinson’s diseases can take an active role in managing their disease. Chintan Shah, MS, from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio reports that incorporating exercise in their daily activities can help patients take control of their symptoms and live a better life. Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that pedaling fast (about 75-80 revolutions/minute) improved the brain function of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition that affects the central nervous system and is manifested by movement disorders like shaking, rigidity and slowness in moving. The study was inspired by an unexpected observation […]

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Exercise Improves Symptoms of Parkinson Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that affects the nerve cells of the brain that controls a person’s muscle movement. It is characterized by trembling, stiffness, and slowness of movements. Patients may also have poor balance and coordination, which gets worse as the disease progresses. This results in patients having trouble in walking, speaking, and doing simple tasks.  The disease is more common among older people (around 60 years old) and in men. There is no cure for the disease, and treatment is aimed at easing its symptoms. Recent research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore reveals that […]

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