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Study: Over The Counter Drug 'Ibuprofen' Reduces Parkinson's Disease Risk

Breaking News! People taking painkiller ibuprofen on regular basis are at lower risk of Parkinson's disease as compared to non-users, claims a new study. Researchers said that the painkiller cuts the risk than any other anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin.

According to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), there is no cure for the Parkinson's disease. But the risk can be best avoided with an intake of ibuprofen. Parkinson's is a neurological disease that attacks the adults above 50 years damaging their central nervous system (CNS) and creates difficulty in walking, and eating.

The six-year long research conducted on 99,000 women and 37,000 men of the US found that the drug can reduce Parkinson's risk by 38 per cent. The study was analysed on the basis of intake of ibuprofen, aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs. Researchers had found 291 cases of the Parkinson's.

The study published in journal 'Neurology' found that people taking ibuprofen are less likely to have the neurological disorder than those used aspirin, acetaminophen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

In fact, ibuprofen reduces inflammation in brain and protects its cells from death. Researchers said that the death of brain cells leads to Parkinson's disease.



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