New evidence that higher caffeine and urate levels are protective against Parkinson’s disease – Medical Xpress

Immunohistochemistry for alpha-synuclein showing positive staining (brown) of an intraneural Lewy-body in the Substantia nigra in Parkinson’s disease. Credit: Wikipedia

 

Two purines, caffeine and urate, have been associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in multiple study groups and populations. Analysis of data from the Harvard Biomarkers Study shows that lower levels of caffeine consumption and lower blood urate are inversely associated with PD, strengthening the links between caffeine intake and urate levels and PD, reports a study in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease (JPD).

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