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Nutrition and Parkinson's Disease
Tuesday, February 23 at 1:00 PM ET
Led by Christine C. Tangney, Ph.D., F.A.C.N., C.N.S.
During this one-hour presentation, Dr. Christine Tangney discusses some common problems that people with Parkinson’s face in regards to nutrition. She covers weight issues, adequate intake of water, fiber, vitamin B12 and vitamin D and the issue of how protein intake relates to the effectiveness of levodopa.
Goals for Participants:
- Identify foods that are fiber-rich and nutritionally appealing.
- Understand why vitamin D may be essential for people living with Parkinson’s and be able to identify sources of the vitamin.
- Explain why a person with PD may have low vitamin B12 levels and be familiar several strategies for adjusting these levels.
- Understand of how a protein redistribution dietary plan may help with his or her mobility.
Christine C. Tangney, Ph.D., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., is Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition at the College of Health Sciences at Rush University Medical Center.
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