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Pilot dietary study with normoproteic protein-redistributed plant-food diet and motor performance in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Abstract

Although a plant-based diet can provide some benefits in Parkinson's disease (PD), no study to date has evaluated the effectiveness of a plant-food diet in the management of the disease. In this pilot study, we compared the effect of a plant-food menu (PFD) and of a omnivorous menu on motor performance of 25 PD patients, 12 in the intervention group (PDi) and 13 in the control group (PDc). After 4 weeks, the PDi group showed a significant reduction (Mann-Whitney test) in the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, total score (47.67 vs. 74.46, P = 0.008) and sub-score III motor performances (25.42 vs. 46.46, P = 0.001), and the modified Hoehn and Yahr Staging Scale (1.96 vs. 3.15, P = 0.005). These data suggest that PFD may be useful in the management of PD patients by improving their motor performances. Additional studies are needed in order to confirm these preliminary results.

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    Department of Neurorehabilitation, Villa Salus Hospital, Venice-Mestre, Italy. luciana_baroni@yahoo.it

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    Source

    Nutritional neuroscience 14:1 2011 Jan pg 1-9

    MeSH

    Aged
    Diet
    Dietary Fiber
    Female
    Food
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Parkinson Disease
    Pilot Projects
    Psychomotor Performance
    Treatment Outcome
    Vegetable Proteins

    Pub Type(s)

    Comparative Study
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    21535916

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - Pilot dietary study with normoproteic protein-redistributed plant-food diet and motor performance in patients with Parkinson's disease. AU - Baroni,Luciana, AU - Bonetto,Chiara, AU - Tessan,Francesca, AU - Goldin,Dario, AU - Cenci,Lorenzo, AU - Magnanini,Patrizia, AU - Zuliani,Giovanni, PY - 2011/5/4/entrez PY - 2011/5/4/pubmed PY - 2011/8/19/medline SP - 1 EP - 9 JF - Nutritional neuroscience JO - Nutr Neurosci VL - 14 IS - 1 N2 - Although a plant-based diet can provide some benefits in Parkinson's disease (PD), no study to date has evaluated the effectiveness of a plant-food diet in the management of the disease. In this pilot study, we compared the effect of a plant-food menu (PFD) and of a omnivorous menu on motor performance of 25 PD patients, 12 in the intervention group (PDi) and 13 in the control group (PDc). After 4 weeks, the PDi group showed a significant reduction (Mann-Whitney test) in the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, total score (47.67 vs. 74.46, P = 0.008) and sub-score III motor performances (25.42 vs. 46.46, P = 0.001), and the modified Hoehn and Yahr Staging Scale (1.96 vs. 3.15, P = 0.005). These data suggest that PFD may be useful in the management of PD patients by improving their motor performances. Additional studies are needed in order to confirm these preliminary results. SN - 1476-8305 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21535916/full_citation L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1179/174313211X12966635733231 ER -