Weight Loss and Parkinson Disease

January 29, 2018

An incident, population-based prospective cohort study examined weight changes over time in patients with Parkinson disease.

An incident, population-based prospective cohort study examined weight changes over time in patients with Parkinson disease.

The study results showed weight loss occurring within 1 year of diagnosis was independently associated with an increased risk of dependency, dementia, and death. The authors concluded that dietary interventions early after diagnosis may improve outcomes.