PARKINSON'S DISEASE NEWS
20th February 2010 - News release
THE EFFECT OF IBUPROFEN ON PARKINSON'S DISEASE
It has been widely claimed that Ibuprofen can lessen the risk of Parkinson's Disease. For the full details go to the News release. The research involved 136,474 people who did not have Parkinsonís Disease at the beginning of the research. The study found that regular users of Ibuprofen were 40% less likely to develop Parkinsonís disease than people who did not take Ibuprofen. People who took higher amounts of Ibuprofen were less likely to develop Parkinsonís disease than people who took smaller amounts of the drug. However, the details have not yet been made available for analysis. Frequently, the results of medical research do not match the claims made for them. Ibuprofen is often taken for arthritis or pain. For more information go to Ibuprofen.
It works by preventing the formation of prostaglandins. However, prostaglandins have nothing at all to do with the biochemistry of Parkinson's Disease. So the full details might show that Ibuprofen has little effect on Parkinson's Disease or that there is only an indirect association. The most comprehensive research concerning the effect of Ibuprofen on Parkinson's Disease assessed studies carried out over 40 years. The effects of Ibuprofen were found to be far less than those of the news release, and statistically could have shown a reduced association with Parkinson's Disease of only 11%. For more details see the Complete abstract.For more current news go to Parkinson's Disease News.
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