Ibuprofen And Parkinson's Disease

March 2, 2011 Updated Mar 2, 2011 at 10:41 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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March 2, 2011 Updated Mar 2, 2011 at 10:41 PM EDT


(WKBW/ABC News) A drug commonly used for aches and pains could be useful against a far more serious ailment.

Studies show that ibuprofen may decrease the risk of
getting Parkinson's disease.

Researchers found that those who took ibuprofen two or more times a week were 38 percent less likely to develop Parkinson's, but they say the findings do not mean that those with Parkinson's disease should start taking ibuprofen.

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