MIND and Mediterranean Diets Associated with Later Onset of Parkinson’s Disease

Year Published: 2021


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Avril Metcalfe-Roach, Adam C Yu, Ella Golz, Mihai Cirstea, Kristen Sundvick, Daniel Kliger, Liam H Foulger, Melissa Mackenzie, B Brett Finlay, Silke Appel-Cresswell


This study included 286 participants both with Parkinson’s Disease and without. Researchers looked at the relationship between diet pattern and Parkinson's Disease. Both the MIND and Mediterranean diets, which include nuts, were examined.

Key Findings

Key Findings: The female subgroup adhered more closely to the MIND diet than the male subgroup. MIND diet adherence was associated with later onset of Parkinson's in women, while Mediterranean diet adherence was associated with later onset in men.