Parkinson’s disease, the world to pandemic

Parkinson’s disease, the world to pandemic

Boom of cases of Parkinson’s disease next year. Data published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease

It is a real alarm bell that was launched on the pages of the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s represents, today, the most rapidly developing neurological pathology, an increasingly rapid process in the coming years. There will be 12 million cases in 2040, while from 1990 to 2015 the number of patients has doubled. At the origin of the phenomenon, experts warn, there are factors such as aging, the intake of heavy metals through food, industrialization and even the decline in the number of smokers (tobacco has a protective effect with respect to the disease) .

A real pandemic against which the health of the whole world will inevitably equip itself, according to specialists. Meanwhile, prevention is the only weapon in the hands of science. According to experts, it is essential to better understand the causes that lead to the development of the disease, but above all to seek innovative therapies, perhaps abandoning the current treatments that, like levodopa, date back more than fifty years ago.

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