Surgical removal of the annex would reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study quoted last Wednesday by the press association. The significance of the annex to the human body – if it exists – has long been the subject of speculation, but researchers now argue that it can play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease, says Agerpres.
A study by a group of over a million people found that the surgical removal of the annex would be associated with a 20% decrease in degenerative disease. More specifically, a team of researchers from the American Association for Advanced Sciences investigated the relationship between Parkinson's and the supplement, which has been shown to contain a significant amount of protein accumulating in the brains of the affected patients. Researchers studied a set of epidemiological data containing demographics and statistics on Parkinson's disease taken from 1.6 million people in Sweden and found that appendectomy – the surgical removal procedure in the annex – decreased by 19.3% the overall risk of the occurrence of this condition. Analyzes performed on a second set of data from 849 patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease showed that appendectomy was associated with a 3.6 year delay on average of the disorder of the disease.
The research was published in the scientific journal Science Translational Medicine, completed on the Agerpres website.