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Parkinsons Disease

Parkinson's and the Environment

13 years, 8 months ago

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Posted on Jan 25, 2005, 1 p.m. By Bill Freeman

Parkinson's disease afflicts more 1.5 million Americans. About 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. The disease usually develops after age 65. Parkinson's is a brain disorder that occurs when neurons in a particular section of the brain die or become impaired. Healthy cells provide the vital chemical dopamine, which allows smooth body coordination.
Parkinson's disease afflicts more 1.5 million Americans. About 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. The disease usually develops after age 65. Parkinson's is a brain disorder that occurs when neurons in a particular section of the brain die or become impaired. Healthy cells provide the vital chemical dopamine, which allows smooth body coordination. If most of the dopamine-producing cells become damaged, symptoms of Parkinson's appear.
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