Blood Caffeine Levels May Help Diagnose Early Parkinson’s Disease, Study Reports

Blood Caffeine Levels May Help Diagnose Early Parkinson’s Disease, Study Reports
Parkinson’s patients have lower blood levels of caffeine and its byproducts after consuming the stimulant, suggesting that caffeine could be used as a biomarker for diagnosing the disease. The findings appeared in the study “Serum caffeine and metabolites are reliable biomarkers of early Parkinson disease,” published in the journal Neurology. Caffeine is an organic molecule that, when consumed through coffee ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-02-27By Jose Marques Lopes, PhD