A new study conducted by a team of Canadian scientists from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, suggest that older people who suffer from gout are much less susceptible to Parkinson's disease.As informs on the pages an Internet portal medlinks.ru, such a "protective" effect does not occur in gout if patients taking diuretics.
As is known, the main cause of gout is the high concentration of uric acid in the blood.However, as the results of a number of studies, the antioxidant effect of uric acid has a positive effect on nerve cells, protecting them from the so-called "oxidative stress".Recall that this "oxidative stress" is considered to be one of the major causes of Parkinson's disease.
During the work carried out by Dr. Hyon Choi, Canadian researchers studied the link between gout and the appearance of Parkinson's disease in a large number of people have stepped 65-year milestone.Researchers over 8 years comparing the incidence of Parkinson's disease in 11 258 patients with gout data 56 1
results of the analysis of the information collected showed that the risk of developing Parkinson's disease in people suffering from gout was 30 percent lower than participants in the control group, the authors took into account the work of all the factors that may affect the results of the study.
According to scientists, in those patients who received protivopodagricakih drugs, the risk of Parkinson's disease was 34 percent lower, while those who have not been treated for gout - less than 21 percent.
However, such a "protective effect" of gout generally does not occur in patients treated with diuretics.As for the remaining patients, they have this tendency manifested equally in both men and women who were at the age of 75 years and younger.
Commenting on the findings, the authors noted that they were able to confirm the existing notions of a "utility" of gout and high uric acid levels.