Come to hear from Dr Matt Phillips a neurologist working at the Waikato DHB who has been studying the impact of two types of diet on key symptoms of Parkinson’s. Both produced a reduction in Parkinson’s symptoms.
If diet can actually reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s, as his study indicates, then this may be an important discovery in the search for a cure.
“This is hugely significant in the quest to help people with Parkinson’s to better manage their condition”, says Matt.
The research team in Hamilton compared the safety and efficacy of a low-fat, high carbohydrate diet versus a ketogenic diet. Two groups of people with Parkinson’s trialled one or the other diet for a period of 8 weeks. Both diet groups significantly improved in motor and non-motor symptoms. However, the ketogenic group showed greater improvements over a range of non-motor symptoms.
At our session on 26 February, Matt will explain the study in greater detail and discuss any questions you have. If you would like to take part in a further and larger trial this is your chance to let him know.
PwP Inc believes that this research is an important contribution to an international body of knowledge on Parkinson’s and we would like to encourage as many people with Parkinson’s across Auckland to attend this session.
If you would like to read more about the study, email Tony Spelman.
Please RSVP by 22 February if you are coming so we know about numbers in advance.
Date: 26 February
Time: 10am for 10.30am start
Mt Eden Bowling Club
16 Stokes Rd, Mt Eden
Google map directions: http://tinyurl.com/y7o7nn6l
There will be a small charge at the door to cover Matt’s expenses and travel from Hamilton on the day.