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Appendix removal triples Parkinson's risk but do you really need to worry?

Recent reports suggest that removal of your appendix increases risk of Parkinson's disease but the study is yet to be peer reviewed.

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Recent scary press reports suggest that having your appendix out could triple your risk of getting Parkinson’s disease. Given that there is currently no cure for this neurodegenerative condition, people who have had their appendix out might be quite worried. But worrying, at this point, would be premature. The science is far from settled. The news reports were based on a new study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University, which analysed data on more than 62m people in the US. It’s true that the new study found that the risk of Parkinson’s was higher in people ...