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Thursday, 08 August 2019 16:41

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Non-Motor Symptoms in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Featured

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In an Acta Neurologica Scandinavia study of 182 patients with Parkinson’s disease and 185 healthy controls, patients with Parkinson’s disease had significantly lower levels of vitamin D in their blood. Also, patients with lower vitamin D levels were more likely to fall, and to experience sleep problems, depression, and anxiety.

The findings suggest that vitamin D supplementation may help to treat non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease.

“As various non-motor symptoms place a burden on individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, vitamin D might be a potential add-on therapy for improving these neglected symptoms,” said senior author Chun-Feng Liu, MD, PhD, of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, in China.



Source: Wiley

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Relationship between 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, bone density, and Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Acta Neurol Scand. 2019; 00: 1– 7. 

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