Ibuprofen may reduce risk of getting Parkinson’s disease by a third


“People who take ibuprofen at least twice a week appear to have a 38% lower risk of developing Parkinson’s.”

So you’ve now read the headline and the subhead. Now let’s look at the reality.

This was from a Boston review of 136,000 patient records of healthworkers, roughly 300 of whom eventually went on to develop Parkinson’s disease.

38% Lower than what? 38% lower than people who were taking other painkillers such as aspirin. Excuse me for a moment. I just need to run around whooping with joy and throwing my socks in the air.

Alberto Ascherio, who led the study at Harvard School of Public Health, said the possibility that a readily available, over-the-counter drug could stave off Parkinson’s disease was “captivating”. Alberto, no offence, but have you thought this through?

This was published in the journal, Neurology. “In an accompanying editorial, James Bower, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, said the study did not mean people should start taking ibuprofen to protect against Parkinson’s, because there are long-term health risks from taking the drug, including a higher risk of intestinal bleeding.”

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The above with respect and thanks to Hypnotherapist Jack Raymond. 

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