Mouse models with Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease, and zebrafish with dementia that were given the hypertension drug felodipine had reduced protein aggregate buildup, as well as fewer disease symptoms, UK researchers reported in Nature Communications. The findings suggest the efficacy of felodipine in slowing the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, but human trials are needed, researchers said.
Felodipine may be effective against neurodegenerative diseases
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