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Asthma Medicine May Hold the Key for Parkinson's Disease

Scientists' Reactions to These Results

The results of this study are blowing people in the field out of the water. Anthony Lang, a neurologist at the University of Toronto in Canada calls the findings “fascinating” and says that they came “out of the blue.” While he is happy with these findings, he is also skeptical. He explains that the researchers’ findings show that Salbutamol seems to have such a powerful impact on Parkinson’s Disease that he feels that if the findings were that true and that simple that there would never be a Parkinson’s Disease patient who is also afflicted with asthma. However, this is not the case, as plenty of Parkinson’s Disease patients do also have asthma. Lang says that there may be other factors that affect a patient and that “we have to take other possible explanations into account.”