Diabetes sufferers more likely to get Parkinson’s

Now it is hoped further research could help improve treatments for both conditions, although experts are currently at a loss to explain the relationship between them. Tom Warner, Professor of Clinical Neurology at University College London, who authored the study, said yesterday: “We can now say more definitely that there is a link between diabetes […]

Parkinson’s: This could be a sign you have the condition

Parkinson’s disease is the gradual deterioration of the nervous system. Symptoms often only appear when the condition is advanced, and can include a loss of smell, tremors and balance problems, among others. Parkinson’s is caused by falling levels of the chemical dopamine in the brain, which is involved in helping control and co-ordinate movements. Its […]

Parkinson’s Disease: Eating more of THIS traditional British dish could halt illness

EATING more traditional fish and chips could prevent the onset of Parkinson’s Disease, new research suggests. Scientists say consuming parvalbumim – a protein found in several fish species including cod – can be a “simple way” to halt the degenerative brain disease.

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Five warning signs of brain condition

Parkinson’s disease is a brain condition that tends to get progressively worse over time, according to the NHS. It’s caused by a loss of nerve cells in a certain part of the brain; the substantia nigra. This means the body produces less of the hormone dopamine. It’s the reduction in dopamine that triggers most of […]

Parkinson’s disease and cognitive decline could be postponed with this vitamin supplement

Patients recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease that have low levels of vitamin B12 develop symptoms faster than those with higher levels, which suggests supplementation could postpone the progression of symptoms. This is according to a new study published in the journal Movement Disorders. Parkinson’s disease is a condition where parts of the brain become progressively […]