Parkinson's disease tied to lower risk for cancer

  • Zhang P & al.
  • ACS Chem Neurosci
  • 16 Oct 2019

  • curated by Pavankumar Kamat
  • UK Medical News
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According to a recent meta-analysis published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) may have a lower overall risk for cancer and specifically for some cancers including digestive system cancers, lung cancers and urinary system cancers.

Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 23 studies identified through the PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, Medline and Google Scholar databases.

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The authors call for further research to investigate the mechanism underlying the association between PD and cancers.