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Ibuprofen & Parkinson's Disease (PD)

Listen to the following report on Ibuprofen and Parkinson's Disease and decide if the following statements are true or false. After you have checked your answers, for those questions you got wrong links will appear to the relevant audio and text sections of the original document.

answer The study involved 146,000 nurses and doctors.
answer Researchers found that taking Ibuprofen can reduce the risk of getting PD by 40%.
answer Regular users were defined as those who took 2 pills of Ibuprofen 2 or more times per week.
answer Patients who took aspirin also noted a positive effect but this was smaller than with ibuprofen.
answer Dr Ascheiro recommends that the millions of people with PD should start taking the minimal dose as sson as possible.
answer PD is a relativey common disorder.
answer One of the adverse effects of Ibuprofen use is increasde risk of heart problems.
answer Dr Ascheiro now wants to carry out more research to see if patients who already have PD might benefit from Ibuprofen.