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High urate levels protect against PD raising new treatment hope

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High urate levels could reduce Parkinson's risk High urate levels could reduce Parkinson's risk

High levels of urate predispose to gout, one of the most exquisitely painful conditions. On the other hand, new research suggests that higher urate concentrations reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD), in men at least. The study raises the prospect of new treatments for this debilitating disease.

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