Parkinson disease: Could over-the-counter treatment protect against Parkinson disease?

@article{Mcsharry2011ParkinsonDC,
  title={Parkinson disease: Could over-the-counter treatment protect against Parkinson disease?},
  author={Carolyn Mcsharry},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neurology},
  year={2011},
  volume={7},
  pages={244-244}
}
  • C. Mcsharry
  • Published 1 May 2011
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neurology
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The association between use of ibuprofen and lower PD risks, not shared by other NSAIDs or acetaminophen, suggests ib uprofen should be further investigated as a potential neuroprotective agent against PD. Expand