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Eating a plant-based diet could potentially reduce your risk of Parkinson’s disease



Bismarck, North Dakota – Although Parkinson’s disease cannot currently be prevented, a recent UK study found that eating a plant-based diet is linked to a lower chance of getting the illness.

After Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s is the second most common neurological illness in the United States, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

The majority of those who get it are above 60. Parkinson’s disease can cause trembling that is not controlled, a loss of motor function, and other symptoms.

It’s crucial to keep in mind that correlation does not imply causation, according to dietitians.

”You need your entire care team. You shouldn’t just talk to a dietitian, you shouldn’t just talk to a doctor, you shouldn’t just talk to a geneticist. If you’re really concerned about your risk of Parkinson’s, you should be including all of those people on your care team, and probably a PT as well to work on muscle strengthening, to make sure that you are prepared in a well-rounded way, and finding the pieces in each side of that puzzle that fit with your life,” said Rachel Iverson, a dietitian at Foundation Fitness and Nutrition.

A nutritious diet is helpful, but it can’t take the place of medication, according to Iverson. She gives advice on how to be moderate.