Low Levels of Some Fatty Acids Found in Parkinson’s Patients

Low Levels of Some Fatty Acids Found in Parkinson’s Patients

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Low Levels of Some Fatty Acids Found in Parkinson’s Patients

People with Parkinson’s disease have lower-than-normal levels of certain fatty acids in their blood, which is not explained by dietary differences, a new study shows. The low levels of some of these fatty acids among Parkinson’s patients are associated with more severe motor symptoms, while high levels of other fatty acids are linked to more severe non-motor symptoms, the study also found. These findings suggest “that fatty acid metabolism is altered in [Parkinson’s disease],” the…

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