Uric Acid May Help to Protect Neurons, Ease Non-motor Symptoms

Uric Acid May Help to Protect Neurons, Ease Non-motor Symptoms

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Uric Acid May Help to Protect Neurons, Ease Non-motor Symptoms

Among people with Parkinson’s disease, those with low blood levels of uric acid — a natural antioxidant — tend to have more severe non-motor symptoms like anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction, a study indicates. It also showed a link between uric acid levels and gray matter volume in the brain. This work “is the first report examining the relationships between serum UA [uric acid] and clinical manifestations and imaging features in PD [Parkinson’s disease] patients,” according to…

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