Alpha-blockers for Enlarged Prostate May Lower Parkinson’s Risk

Alpha-blockers for Enlarged Prostate May Lower Parkinson’s Risk

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Alpha-blockers for Enlarged Prostate May Lower Parkinson’s Risk

Some medications currently used to treat enlarged prostate, such as alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonists — called alpha-blockers — might lower the risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. While more research is needed to fully determine a causal effect of alpha-blockers in treating the neurodegenerative disease, scientists said these medications could “potentially prevent — and not just manage — Parkinson’s.” The study, “Association of Glycolysis-Enhancing α-1 Blockers With Risk of Developing Parkinson Disease,”…

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