Study: Parkinson’s Is 3 Times More Likely If You Have Appendix Removed

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The true purpose of the seemingly inert human appendix continues to elude modern medicine, but a new study suggests that those who have the organ removed due to appendicitis are at three times greater risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

Appendicitis is defined as inflammation or rupturing of the appendix, a small organ located at the base of the large intestine. Each year around 300,000 Americans have their appendix removed, usually for this reason.

Using data from over 62 million patients in the US, scientists at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center found 488,190 of them had had their appendices removed. Of those, 4,470 were eventually diagnosed with Parkinson’s — about one percent of the appendectomy group.

Read more at NY POST.

{Matzav.com}

6 COMMENTS

  1. Appendix is a perfect example where the medical community pushed strongly for the procedure in the past only later to back down, I believe the same will happen with vaccines.

  2. Post hoc ergo propter hoc (Latin): Since event B followed event A, event B must have been caused by event A. That is a famously fallacious argument.
    One can have an appendicitis because of a tendency for infections. This same tendency independently could cause Alzheimer’s. If so, the non operated appendix will not save you from Alzheimer’s any more than a non operated gallstone.

  3. To all antivaxers, stop using modern medicine and go back to your shamans. While you are at it, stop using electricity, and go back to the medieval times.

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