The outcome of the analysis of the healthcare data of more than 136,000 nurses
The analysis of the healthcare data of more than 136,000 nurses followed up for 6 years showed that the nurses who did not take a particular non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (ibuprofen) developed Parkinson's disease more frequently. The risk diminished by 38% with ibuprofen and was dose-dependent. The phenomenon was not recorded with other NSAIDs.
In the past the same research group had found that the use of NSAIDs, except aspirin, reduced the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Now they claim that in truth only one NSAID is responsible for the phenomenon.
Source Gao et al Abstract presented at 62th Meeting of American Academy of Neurology at Toronto, Canada