College football players are 5 times more likely to report cognitive impairment, 2.5 times more likely to experience recurrent headaches, and 65% more likely to have cardiovascular problems in their lifetime than their non-football playing peers. Additionally, mortality from brain and other nervous system cancers was 4 times higher in former college football players than the general population.
A newly developed probiotic bacteria that can synthesize the dopamine precursor L-DOPA is safe, well-tolerated, and eliminates the side effects associated with L-DOPA use for Parkinson's disease.
Older adults who take statin drugs have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease or parkinsonism symptoms later in life compared to those who do not take statins. Researchers speculate this may be because statins have a neuroprotective effect on arteries in the brain.
The presence of p-syn on the skin distinguishes people with Parkinson's disease from those with Parkinson's symptoms associated with other neurological disorders.
People who suffer from a neurological or mental health condition are at increased risk of developing another disorder later in life. Parkinson's disease patients are four times more likely to develop dementia, and those with mental health disorders were also at greater risk of developing dementia later in life.
Kushen, a dried root of a pea plant, may alleviate symptoms of neuroinflammation in Parkinson's disease when combined with an enzyme inhibitor.
Carnosic acid, a compound found in the herb rosemary, can block the interaction with the COVID-19 SARS_CoV_2 spike protein and ACE2, the protein receptor the virus uses to gain access into cells. The compound appears to have anti-inflammatory effects and has previously been associated with a reduction in Alzheimer's symptoms.
Parkinson's patients who increase the number of flavonoid-rich foods they consume as part of their diet have a lower mortality risk than those who don't.
New findings reveal exercise increases levels of endocannabinoids in the body. The findings may explain some of the beneficial effects of exercise on the brain and body.