Wellness Wednesday: Researchers hope to prove Parkinson's disease originates in the stomach
This episode originally aired on Oct. 4, 2023.
Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder.
Notable sufferers have included boxing legend Muhammad Ali, actor Michael J. Fox and singer Neil Diamond.
There’s no cure for the disease. There’s also no known reason why some people get the disease and others don’t.
But now, researchers hope to prove the origins of Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut.
Also, on the show a running coach offers tips on how to prepare for 5K and 10K races.
Before you can run you’ve got to walk.
We’ll look at how tracking daily step counts can be useful for weight management.
- Mike Thompson, WOSU chief content director of radio
- Dr. Ted Dawson, professor of neurology, neuroscience & pharmacology and molecular sciences, Johns Hopkins University
- Neely Gracey, running coach, author of Breakthrough Women’s Running
- Bob Buresh, Director of Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics Labs and Professor of Exercise Science at Kennesaw State University
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