A Wednesday report claimed that there is a lower risk of getting Parkinson's decades after people have had their appendix removed.
In Parkinson's disease, toxic proteins accumulate in the brain and kill nerves, especially those linked to movement.
The scientists also found an interesting fact, the essence of which lies in the relationship between the operation to remove the Appendix and development of Parkinson's. However, Labrie warned that appendectomy does not guarantee that a person will not be diagnosed with Parkinson's.
This is amounts to a 16.9% decrease in the odds of acquiring the disease-but in absolutes, that's the difference between an 0.14 per cent chance of acquiring the disease for those who hadn't gotten their appendix removed versus an 0.11 per cent chance for those who had. "That's what we plan to look at next - which factor or factors tip the scale in favor of Parkinson's".More news: Pete Davidson Address Ariana Grande Split on 'Saturday Night Live'
Researchers are now looking at the appendix as a possible site of origin for the disease and to find a path forward to devise new treatments and strategies that may leverage the GI tract's role in development of Parkinson's.
The function of the appendix for a long time has not been explained but recently have been discovered to contain a substance that destroys the brain cells.
The same abnormally folded proteins are also found in people that are not diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease.
However, Woulfe mentioned that not all investigators agree that these protein clumps spread along the nerves.More news: Alexandre Lacazette Salvages Arsenal's Unbeaten Run, Slows Liverpool's Title Charge
The disorder now is an incurable neurodegenerative disease accompanied with tremors, balance issues, and gastrointestinal problems, which seems to be more common among those living in rural areas.
Again, don't go removing your appendix just yet.
Viviane Labrie, an assistant professor at Van Andel Research Institute in MI and senior author of the study, said: "Despite having a reputation as largely unnecessary, the appendix actually plays a major part in our immune systems, in regulating the makeup of our gut bacteria and now, as shown by our work, in Parkinson's disease". That's a subject for future study.
The researchers, led by assistant professor Vivian illustrious Research Institute Van 'Adel Michigan who analyzed data for about 1.7 million.More news: President Trump Signals Doubt About Keeping the House Ahead of Midterms
So, it's not a cure, but it's a fascinating new avenue for research.