‘Different’ Lipid Profile Seen in Patients With GBA Mutations

‘Different’ Lipid Profile Seen in Patients With GBA Mutations

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‘Different’ Lipid Profile Seen in Patients With GBA Mutations

Blood levels of various fat molecules — known as the lipid profile — in people with familial Parkinson’s disease caused by mutations in the GBA gene differ from those seen in people with sporadic Parkinson’s and healthy individuals, a study reported. These findings suggested that problems with lipid metabolism (as seen in cholesterol and triglyceride levels) may influence disease development in this familial Parkinson’s group, its scientists noted. The study, “Serum lipid profile among sporadic and…

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