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Scientists were already aware that a low calorie diet can lead to a longer life span in people with Parkinson's but they have no discovered that it may also reduce the risk of getting Parkinson's in the first place. Fasting or dieting produces chemicals that protect nerve cells and now these chemicals are being assessed for their value as a possible treatment for Parkinson's disease.
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About: Dieting can protect against Parkinson's
Date: December 2004
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