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Removed appendix linked to Parkinson's Disease

(STUDY FINDS) — CLEVELAND — Getting your appendix removed increases the chances you’ll develop Parkinson’s Disease, a new study finds.

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University say their study is the largest to examine the possible link between having an appendectomy and Parkinson’s risk. Doctors point to a protein that’s often found within Lewy bodies, which are protein clumps that are considered the hallmark of Parkinson’s, as the reason for zeroing in on the appendix.