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this is merely to denote myself about my body.

mainly on the record of some morphological, anatomial, and medical aspects.
[since 2010.05.24]
主要是記述在我學我的身體時得到的一些拉七拉雜的資料,不過我想可能不是對我自己有用而已,所以有一些我會多多少少地改成中文化。all the news may be the important informations so i would translate to short notes here. [2010.05.29]

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Coffee May Help Some Parkinson's Disease Movement Symptoms, Research Suggests

ScienceDaily (Aug. 1, 2012) — While drinking coffee with caffeine each day does not appear to reduce sleepiness among people with Parkinson's disease, it may have a benefit in controlling movement, according to new research published in the August 1, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

  • For the study, 61 people with Parkinson's disease who showed symptoms of daytime sleepiness and some motor symptoms were given either a placebo pill or a pill with 100 milligrams of caffeine two times a day for three weeks, then 200 milligrams twice a day for three weeks, which was the equivalent of between two and four cups of coffee per day. 
  • After six weeks, the half that took the caffeine supplements averaged a five-point improvement in Parkinson's severity ratings compared to those who didn't consume caffeine. 
  • The study authors noted that the length of the study was short and that the effects of caffeine may lessen over time

帕金森氏症英语Parkinson's Disease),或譯巴金森氏病,中国大陆譯作帕金森病,台湾譯作帕金森氏症, 港澳譯作柏金遜症,是一種慢性的中樞神經系統退化性失調,它會損害患者的动作技能、語言能力以及其他功能。它的病因目前仍不明,推測和大腦底部基底核(basal ganglia)以及黑質(substantial nigra)腦細胞快速退化,無法製造足夠的神經引導物質多巴胺(Dopamine)和膽鹼作用增強有關。腦內需要多巴胺來指揮肌肉的活動;缺乏足夠的多巴胺就產生各種活動障礙。 

Story Source:
The above story is reprinted from materials provided byAmerican Academy of Neurology (AAN).

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