Category Archives: Parkinson’s Disease

Amino Acid Supplementation in L-dopa Treated Parkinson’s Disease Patients

It has been largely demonstrated that amino acids (AA's) represent a useful nutritional approach to guarantee a correct functioning of the main endogenous antioxidant systems, such as glutathione system. However, such nutritional intervention is not commonly utilised for PD patients because of negative interactions between dietary amino acids and L-dopa pharmacokinetics (the movement of a...
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New Research: Gut Flora and Parkinson’s disease

Changes in the composition of gut microflora (bacteria) have been associated with an increase in chronic diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis. Interestingly, these associations have led researchers to suggest that changes in the composition of the microflora of the gut may also occur in other chronic diseases such...
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Parkinson’s Disease, Lymphocytes and Vitamin C

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world. The pathological hallmarks of PD include the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta and the presence of Lewy bodies. Increased oxidative stress in the brain has been hypothesised to contribute to the neurodegeneration and neuronal dysfunction in PD. There...
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