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Serious Neurological Diseases Rising Faster Among Americans Than Expected

Just as the undersold epidemic of obesity continues to grow in America, so are the incidents of serious neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

Even worse, researchers aren't sure if these diseases are happening more often or they are being diagnosed far more accurately. Either way, a look at the numbers ought to alarm you.

  • The incidence of Alzheimer's among patients above age 65 has grown substantially to 67 out of every 1,000 Americans.
  • Almost 10 out of 1,000 older Americans suffer from Parkinson's disease.
  • The number of patients suffering from Parkinson's worldwide right now will double over the next quarter-century to about 9 million.

Fortunately, eating the right foods based on your body's unique nutritional type in tandem with a regular exercise program will do wonders to protect you from the underlying factors that precipitate chronic degenerative diseases like Parkinson's, and without toxic drugs.

Neurology, Vol. 68, No. 5, January 30, 2007: 326-337

Yahoo News January 30, 2007