Author(s): de Lau LM, Koudstaal PJ, Hofman A, Breteler MM
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Abstract In a prospective population-based cohort study among 4,695 participants aged 55 years and older, with repeated in-person examination and on average 9.4 years of follow-up, we observed that higher serum levels of uric acid were associated with a significantly decreased risk of Parkinson disease (adjusted hazard ratio per standard deviation increase 0.71 [95\% confidence interval 0.51-0.98]), with evidence for a dose-effect relationship (p value for trend over quartiles 0.040). Our findings support the hypothesis that oxidative stress contributes to the risk of Parkinson disease and suggest a potential protective effect of the natural antioxidant and free radical scavenger uric acid.
This article was published in Ann Neurol
and referenced in Brain Disorders & Therapy