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Improvements in Parkinson’s Disease patients highlighted in World Parkinson's Disease Day Webinar

Improvements in Parkinson’s Disease patients highlighted in World Parkinson's Disease Day Webinar

Improvement of Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) and constipation score after oral consumption of AFO-202 strain of Aureobasidium Pullulans produced Beta-1,3-1,6 Glucan food supplement from Japan (Nichi BRITE) for 90-days in a pilot clinical study were reported in World Parkinson’s Day Webinar conducted by Be Well Hospital, Chennai. 


According to Dr Nithyanandam, neurologist, the improvement of Magnetic Resonance Parkinson’s Index (MRPI) in one patient is very encouraging with overall UPDRS, constipation severity score, lipid profile and creatinine kinase observed in all patients is an important milestone and it is worth exploring the potential of Nichi BRITE as a drug adjuvant in synucleinopathiesby larger studies.


Prof Muralidhar Hegde, Houston Methodist Research, USA gave a detailed narration on how alpha-synuclein related abnormalities lead to Lewy body accumulation and neurodegeneration thus leading to Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia and Prof Ezio Gagliardi, from Italy reported the disappearance of tremor in a 104-year-old patient following Nichi BRITE beta glucan consumption.


Dr Vetrievel, the event convenor added that early diagnosis and intervention is very important in such neurodegenerative diseases.