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Monday, 17 October 2016
Antioxidants: Neurodegenrative diseases - Parkinson's disease: The Risk Factors
Kyle J. Norton(Scholar, Master of Nutrients), all right reserved.
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Human aging is a biological process, no one can stop, but delay it. It is possible that one person has a physiological younger than his or her biological if one engages in healthy living life style and eating healthily by increasing the intake of good healthy food such as whole grain, fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes, etc. and reducing the consumption of harmful foods, such as saturated fat, trans fat, artificial ingredients, etc.
Neurodegeneration is defined as a health conditions of the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, including death of neurons, includingParkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s diseases due to genetic mutations, most of which are located in completely unrelated genes.
Parkinson's disease is defined as a health condition associated to the depletion of dopamine in the corpus striatum as a result of neuron loss in the substantianigra. The disease most often occurs in the middle age and beyond.
The Risk Factors
The levels of dopamine starts decline with age, but in some people it declines faster resulting in Parkinson's disease.
Although no one know why men are at higher risk than women to get PD but some researchers suspect it may be due to hormone estrogen which protects against the declining of dopamine neurons.
If one of your relative in direct family has or had PD, then your chances of getting PD are increased due to gene abnormality or alternation.
Excessive exposure to industrial toxic chemical toxin due to occupation or increase the risk of the development of Parkinson's disease. Researchers found that people who live in a rural agricultural area and used well water for drinking and cooking with heavily used of toxic chemicals were at risk to have higher rate.
Drugs not only damage our nervous system, they also increase the risk for PD as they contributes to the declining of dopamine producing neurons in the brain.
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