Nutritional therapy for Parkinson’s disease

  • Barros Paiva
Keywords: Nutrition, Parkinson‟s disease, therapy, risk


Specific foods, macronutrients and micronutrients could contribute to the cause of Parkinson‟s disease either by direct or indirect effects, as with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis–Parkinsonism dementia complex, which is caused by neurotoxic cycad seeds. This exposure is uncommon in other parts of the world, but it does highlight food consumption as a possible risk factor for Parkinson‟s disease.