Practical application of a low-protein diet for Parkinson's disease.

  title={Practical application of a low-protein diet for Parkinson's disease.},
  author={David E. Riley and Anthony E Lang},
  volume={38 7},
Thirty-eight patients with Parkinson's disease were treated with a protein-restricted diet in addition to their usual drug regime. Patients who had failed to obtain a significant response to levodopa previously did not benefit. Sixty percent of those with fluctuations in response to levodopa improved, primarily obtaining an increase in the ratio of "on" to "off" hours. Benefit was always noted within a week of diet initiation. The diet was well tolerated with a low incidence of side effects… CONTINUE READING

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