Nutrition continues to be one of the most important aspects of treatment for people living with Parkinson’s. The challenge is sifting through all of the available information about dietary guidelines and “ideal nutritional plans” to find what works best for each person.

In this webinar on Parkinson’s nutrition and living well, Dr. Duda addressed:

  • How dietary choices can affect symptom control in Parkinson’s
  • How particular foods and timing of meals may interfere with Parkinson’s medication
  • How age, progression of Parkinson’s and history can affect the efficacy of certain dietary choices
  • Dietary management of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s such as sleepiness and fatigue, nOH, constipation and excessive weight loss
  • The role of the gut microbiome in Parkinson’s and how to improve the gut by making better dietary choices
  • How nutrition can change the molecular mechanisms present in people with Parkinson’s and may even provide disease-modifying effects
  • And much more

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JohnDuda - Parkinson's Nutrition

John Duda, MD, is the director of the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC) and a co-director of the Center for Neurotrauma, Neurodegeneration and Restoration of the Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is also an associate professor of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His research activities include basic science investigations into the role of Lewy pathology in the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders as well as investigations into the mechanisms involved in the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

He is currently on the editorial board of npj Parkinson’s Disease and has served as a peer reviewer for over 30 journals. He has authored more than 100 scientific publications including articles in JAMA, Science, Neuron, The New England Journal of Medicine and Neurology.

This webinar was made possible by a grant* from AbbVie and by sponsorship* by Kyowa Kirin.

*While the generous support of this grant and our sponsors makes our educational programs available,
their donations do not influence Davis Phinney Foundation content, perspective, or speaker selection.