Pesticide in Milk Linked to Lower Neuron Density


Sue Hughes, Medscape

December 18, 2015

A pesticide used before the early 1980s and found in milk at that time may be associated with neurodegenerative findings in the brain characteristic of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. …

Among those who drank the most milk, residues of heptachlorepoxide were found in 90% of brains as compared with 63% of those who consumed no milk. …

“The important messages from out study are that we can predict cell death in critical regions of the brain associated with Parkinson’s before the condition is diagnosed and that dietary factors can predate the clinical symptoms of Parkinson’s and can track with the neurodegeneration seen in the condition.”

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