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Glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor (or GLP-1R) agonists are a frontline treatment for diabetes – improving glycaemic control by reducing glucose concentrations in the blood.
In 2008, multiple research groups reported that this class of drugs exhibited neuroprotective properties in models of Parkinson’s. Subsequent clinical trials have provided encouraging data supporting this assertion.
Recently, researchers have found further support for potential beneficial effects in a large epidemiological study.
In today’s post, we will discuss what GLP-1R agonists are, what has previously been done with them in Parkinson’s, and what the new report found.
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Dr John Eng. Source: Health.USnews
The Award was originally created in 2012 to celebrate researchers whose seemingly odd or obscure federally funded research turned out to have a significant and positive impact on society.
Sounds interesting. What did Dr Eng do?