Diabetes drug shows potential as disease-modifying therapy for Parkinson’s disease

UCL News| Fri Aug 04 06:02:43 EDT 2017
Diabetes drug shows potential as disease-modifying therapy for Parkinson’s disease

A drug commonly used to treat diabetes may have disease-modifying potential to treat Parkinson’s disease, a new UCL-led study suggests, paving the way for further research to define its efficacy and safety.

The study, published in The Lancet and funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), found that people with Parkinson’s who injected themselves each week with exenatide for one year performed better in movement (motor) tests than those who injected a place....

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