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Parkinson patients: 60 pcnt taking Vitamin D – Dec 2019

Dietary Supplement Use is High among Individuals with Parkinson Disease.

South Med J. 2019 Dec;112(12):621-625. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001041.
Ferguson CC1, Knol LL1, Halli-Tierney A1, Ellis AC1.

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Overview Parkinsons and Vitamin D contains the following summary
Parkinson's Disease proven to be TREATED by Vitamin D (Many Meta-analyses of trials)


Note by the founder of VitaminDWiki
A friend of mine got Parkinson's Disease
He started taking my recommendation of 4,000 IU of vitamin D daily
His symptoms almost went away
Unfortunately, his doctor found out that he was taking, what he thought, was too much vitamin D
My friend reduced his dose to 2,000 IU daily
His symptoms came back and have gotten worse over the next 5 years.


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OBJECTIVES:
To assess the present use of dietary supplements among the Parkinson disease (PD) population and to determine which dietary supplements are most commonly taken.

METHODS:
This cross-sectional study used an online questionnaire that was administered to individuals with PD via support group Web sites. Dietary supplement users also were asked whether they spoke with a healthcare professional about their supplement use.

RESULTS:
Of the 205 respondents, 83.4% reported taking at least 1 dietary supplement. Although 94 different types of dietary supplements were identified, >50% of participants taking dietary supplements took multivitamins, vitamin D, and vitamin B12 (52.6%, 74.3%, and 56.1%, respectively). Respondents reported taking coenzyme Q10, Mucuna pruriens, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, melatonin, and N-acetylcysteine most commonly for PD. Among supplement users, 29.2% did not discuss their supplement use with a healthcare practitioner.

CONCLUSIONS:
The results of this study demonstrate a high prevalence of dietary supplement use among individuals with PD, in addition to a wide variety of supplements being taken. This study's findings also indicate the need for better dialog between patients and healthcare practitioners regarding the use of dietary supplements.

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