Men With High Blood Levels Of Urate May Be Less Likely To Develop Parkinson’s

HealthDay (1/14, Preidt) reports, “Men with high levels of uric acid in their blood may be less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease,” a study published online Jan. 13 in Neurology suggests. After comparing “400 people in ongoing studies who developed Parkinson’s disease and more than 1,200 people in the same studies” who did not, researchers found that men with the highest urate levels “were nearly 40 percent less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those with the lowest levels.”

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— “High Uric-Acid Levels, Lower Risk of Parkinson’s?,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, January 13, 2016.

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