The Process of Parkinson’s
As it was mentioned above, Parkinson’s is a disease which involves the destruction of dopamine-using neurons in the substantia nigra. Furthermore, the loss of these neurons is often associated with the formation of Lewy bodies, which are proteins that negatively affect cellular activity.
High blood sugar is also associated with the onset and progression of the disease. Researchers in Finland and Denmark have confirmed that patients with Type II diabetes have an 83% greater risk of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the future. On one of such studies, the scientists followed 50,000 men and women over a period of 18 years, some of which suffered from Type II diabetes. In the end, over 600 of these were diagnosed with Parkinson’s, most of which also suffered from diabetes.