Nutrition and Parkinson's Disease

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

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.

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Learning Objectives: 
  • 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. , Associate Professor, Clinical Nutrition, College of Health Sciences, Rush University Medical Center


Dr. Tangney is Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition at the College of Health Sciences at Rush University Medical Center.

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This series has been made possible by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc., Sunovion and Lundbeck LLC.

It is designed in collaboration with Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS); Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS); Michigan Parkinson Foundation (MPF); the Neuro Challenge Foundation (NCF); Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC); Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR); Parkinson's Association (PA) and Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana (PSCKY).