Parkinson’s & a plant based diet . Danielle Selden Alicia Armeli. Proof in plants . Higher Quality of life . A concerning underlying problem with our current method of treatment- its not working long term .
Danielle Selden Alicia Armeli
Higher Quality of life
PD is a chronic progressive movement disorder in which the neurons that produce dopamine are impaired.
PD is characterized by slow and decreased movement, muscular rigidly, resting tremor, postural instability, and decreased dopamine transmission to the basal ganglia. Since Dopamine is not available movements can not be controlled.
Etiology is unclear but is thought to arise from both genetic and environmental factors.
Treatment includes medication, surgery, and other modalities to manage symptoms.Currently there is no cure....
A plant-food vegan diet (PFD) is expected to raise L-Dopa availability and bring some advantage in the management of disease.
The PD intervention (PDi) diet/vegan diet- includes plant-protein rich sources only for dinner (2/3 of total daily intake of PRO)
The control group (PDc)/omnivorous diet- limited total animal food and concentrated them in the evening meal
Neurological assessments were made by an experienced neurologist using the comprehensive PD measurement tool United Parkinson’s Disease rating system
Hoehn and YahrMethods and Measures
After 4 weeksthe PDi group showed a significant reduction with respect to the PDc group in...
Lack of random assignment of subjects to intervention or control groups.
This study showed after 4 weeks of a PFD in the PDi had a value 27 points (47.67 vs. 74.46) lower than the PDc group, a result that is clinically relevant.
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