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IN THE community

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​On the Internet

Food, Water, & Supplements: Does Nutrition Play a Role in Parkinson’s Symptoms or Progression?

Tuesday, March 17, 11 am MT

Presented by: Laurie K. Mischley, ND PhD MPH

Sponsored by Parkinson Foundation

 

This talk will cover

  • diets that are associated with increased/decreased risk of developing PD

  • emerging evidence that nutrition plays a role after diagnosis

  • potential risks/ benefits of popular diets

  • obstacles to eating (loss of smell, lack of appetite, constipation, etc.)

  • convenient, cost-effective, healthy dietary suggestions

As a clinical researcher, Dr. Mischley has worked with the FDA, NIH, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. She maintains a clinical practice at Seattle Integrative Medicine focused on nutrition and neurological health.

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IN THE research LAB

PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson's Disease is a flagship study created by the Parkinson Foundation to provide free genetic testing and counseling to people with PD.

It's estimated that 10-15% of people with PD have a genetic form of the disease. If more is understood about those genetic mutations, scientists can begin to develop improved, taregted treatments and personalized medicines.

The pilot phase is underway at a limited number of Centers of Excellence, but it's hoped that later this year, the study will expand and offer genetic testing and counseling to 15,000 people.

By contributing your genetic testing results to this flagship program, you will have the opportunity to help accelerate scientific research to improve understanding of PD and potentially identify new and/or better treatment options.

Learn more here.