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from research to real life – brain injury and Parkinson’s

Recently, there has been lots of talk about head injuries and neurodegenerative diseases… In September 2012, a study was published stating professional football players at 3 times more likely to develop neurodegenerative diseases than the general population (from CNN). 3 players from the 334 included in this study were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, though this was not significantly different than… Read more »

“battling parkinson’s disease” (or, head trauma and risk of PD-part2)

In 1984, Muhammad Ali was a 42 years old former boxing champion who recently had to figure out how to live with his tremors, slurred speech and slow movements.┬áHe was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. – Ali 1980 (only 1yr prior to appearance of PD signs, 4 yrs before diagnosis) – Ali fought late into his life; and especially his last… Read more »

coffee, cigarette, pills and risk of Parkinson’s disease (part1)

The cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown. What we do know is that it is a combination of environmental and genetic factors that lead to its development. Research (link here) shows coffee, cigarettes and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e. ibuprofen) are associated with lower risk of developing PD… BUT, becoming a quad-americano regular with a pack-a-day habit is probably going to… Read more »