Salivary Caffeine Levels Decreased in Some Patients

Salivary Caffeine Levels Decreased in Some Patients

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Salivary Caffeine Levels Decreased in Some Patients

People with moderate or advanced Parkinson’s disease have abnormally low levels of caffeine in their saliva, despite normal caffeine metabolism, a new study indicates. The findings suggest that measuring caffeine in saliva could be useful for gauging Parkinson’s disease progression. The study, “Salivary caffeine in Parkinson’s disease,” was published in Scientific Reports. Prior research has suggested that caffeine may affect the course of Parkinson’s disease. However, the relationship between bodily caffeine levels and Parkinson’s — especially…

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