Treatment with antioxidants can actually halt the progress of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. This has been discovered in a recent study that was conducted by a tram of people. It can halt degeneration and also improve your overall neuron function. The study found out that mouse models of PD did not have the same abnormalities that were found in the human ones. This allowed people to realize the important of studying human neurons in order to develop new therapies.
- Parkinson’s disease is a chronic movement disorder whose symptoms continue to worsen over time.
- Almost 1 million people in the U.S. suffer from Parkinson’s and their symptoms include slowness of movement, rigid limbs, impaired balance, and tremors.
- The main cause of Parkinson’s is the death of dopamine containing neurons in an area of the brain which is responsible for motor control.
“However, there are treatment options to manage its symptoms such as medication and surgery.”