Common Pain Reliever May Protect Against Parkinson’s

That bottle of ibuprofen in your medicine cabinet is more powerful than you may think.

A new study by Harvard Medical School researchers suggests that the pain reliever may offer protection against developing Parkinson’s disease by targeting a certain receptor in the brain.

The analyzed data from more than 127,000 people who reported their use of ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs over a six year period – and what they found was the participants who took ibuprofen on a regular basis had a 38 percent lower risk of developing the brain disorder.

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