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Anti-diabetic could treat Parkinson's disease

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Exenatide could treat Parkinson's and diabetes Exenatide could treat Parkinson's and diabetes

Previous studies showed that exenatide, used to treat type 2 diabetes, improves motor and non-motor function in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Now a new study has raised the prospect that exenatide might impact this debilitating disease. PD patients taking exenatide remained essentially unchanged throughout treatment and a year after the trial ended. Controls showed the expected decline in movement and cognitive ability.

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