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Growing evidence suggests Parkinson's disease starts in gut

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Evidence that Parkinson’s disease start from gut is growing! According to new research, proteins believed to play a key role in the disease might spread from gastrointestinal tract to brain. Human body forms a protein alpha-synuclein found, among other places, in the brain. But, misfolded forms of this protein can damage nerve cells and can create problems with movement and speech – hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease.