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March 2000 Issue

Can Diet or Supplements Prevent Parkinson's?

Q. Parkinson's disease runs in my family. Is there any special diet or supplement I can take to lessen my chances of getting the disease or to slow its progression? A. Though there is nothing definitive, several theories promise possible prevention or delay of symptoms. Parkinson's disease (PD)—which may involve heredity when it strikes younger people, but may not in those who are older—results from the loss of a brain chemical called dopamine,

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