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Could a poor diet be linked to Parkinson's?

Could a poor diet be linked to Parkinson's?
19th September 2014

While the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle has recently features in trying to combat dementia, the same could also be true for Parkinson's disease.

New research published in the Journal of Neurochemistry suggests that obesity, which has been caused by eating foods that are high in fat, could heighten the chances of developing the neurological condition.

Trials undertaken on mice showed that symptoms associated with the disease came about faster in older creatures who were predisposed to developing the condition itself.

While an unhealthy diet can have negative ramifications on glucose levels, it could also be detrimental to the brain's health.

However, more in-depth research is required to see what molecular and cellular mechanisms are involved.

Recent trials to find a cure for dementia concluded with the idea that if food is good for the heart, the likelihood is that it will be beneficial for the brain as well.

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