Study: Blood pressure drug may curb Parkinson's

06/10/2007 | Times (London) (subscription required), The

Animal studies indicate some blood pressure drugs may slow or even halt the progression of Parkinson's disease. U.S. scientists say isradipine, a calcium blocker, can rejuvenate dopamine neurons, preventing a reduction in dopamine, which is a factor in the onset of Parkinson's. Isradipine currently is used to treat high blood pressure, angina and stroke.

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