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Drinking Milk Exposes you to High Risk of Parkinson Disease

Update Date: Dec 11, 2015 09:10 AM EST

According to one study, drinking milk can put you at a greater risk of Parkinson's disease. The study that was published in the Journal Neurology found a link between the development of the disease and the contaminants that are found in milk. The research was centered on Japanese-American men that lived in Hawaii in the 80s when the milk contained pesticides from the pineapples. The main objective of the study was to find the aging patterns in the participants. The pineapple debris is commonly fed to the cows in Hawaii. However, the pesticides that were found in the milk are not even used these days. Even then the study supports previous research that the dairy products can increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, as reported by AOL.
The brains of men were studied for this research where it was revealed that the people who drank more than 16 ounces of milk everyday had their nerves compromised in the area affected by Parkinson's disease as compared to the ones who drank less. Since the research was focused on the Americans of Japanese lineage living in Hawaii in their 80s, this study does not particularly raise an alarm for people who consume dairy on a daily basis. It is possible that the milk that these men consumed was contaminated by pesticides in the pineapples. However as of today, that pesticide is not being used anymore, as reported by University Herald.

Robert Abbott, from Shiga University of Medical Science in Japan, and his colleagues used the environmental scandal of 1980s in Hawaii as an opportunity to investigate the link. The pesticide used by the pineapple farmers made its way into the milk supply as its debris was fed to the cows. Coincidently, there was another study around the same time that focused on Japanese-American and their heart disease and involved more than 8,000 people throughout the study period who were followed from their midlife to death. All provided detailed information what they ate and how much milk they drank, reports Time

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