Monday, May 14, 2012

Tea Helps Reduce Parkinson’s Risk?

In addition to publishing Tea Guy Speaks, I'm a regular contributor to The English Tea Store blog. Here's an article I recently wrote for them. Click the link to read the full article.

Tea Helps Reduce
Parkinson’s Risk?
By William I. Lengeman III

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the condition is “a chronic, progressive movement disorder that affects the lives of at least one half million patients across the United States.” The NIH also notes that “currently available pharmacological and surgical treatments provide relief from some motor symptoms, but do not halt the ultimate progression of the disease.”


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1 comment:

Alex Zorach said...

I've seen compelling evidence that a substantial portion of Parkinson's cases are due to the use of a certain family of synthetic chemicals used in agriculture and as pesticides.

Wikipedia's page on MPTP has some info. Rotenone is one particular culprit, thankfully, being phased out in the U.S.

I wonder if tea can protect from Parkinson's in part by somehow blocking these chemicals. Just an idle thought.