Statins may not protect against Parkinson's after all, study finds Medical News Today

February 20, 2015 4:02 PM

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Statins may not protect against Parkinson's after all, study finds Medical News Today

About 1 million people in the US are currently affected by Parkinson's disease. The causes of Parkinson's are unknown, but scientists know that damage to neurons that produce dopamine eventually results in the movement disorders characteristic of this neurodegenerative brain disease.

Xuemei Huang, professor of neurology and vice chair for research at Penn State College of Medicine, had found in previous research an association between high blood cholesterol levels and lower incidence of Parkinson's.

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