Daily intake of Mucuna pruriens in advanced Parkinson's disease: A 16-week, noninferiority, randomized, crossover, pilot study

Daily intake of Mucuna pruriens in advanced Parkinson's disease: A 16-week, noninferiority,... BackgroundThousands of individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) in low-income countries have limited access to marketed levodopa preparations. Mucuna pruriens (MP), a levodopa-containing leguminous plant growing in tropical areas, may be a sustainable alternative therapy for indigent patients. Single-dose intake of MP proved noninferior to marketed levodopa preparations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Parkinsonism & Related Disorders Elsevier

Daily intake of Mucuna pruriens in advanced Parkinson's disease: A 16-week, noninferiority, randomized, crossover, pilot study

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
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1353-8020
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10.1016/j.parkreldis.2018.01.014
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Abstract

BackgroundThousands of individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) in low-income countries have limited access to marketed levodopa preparations. Mucuna pruriens (MP), a levodopa-containing leguminous plant growing in tropical areas, may be a sustainable alternative therapy for indigent patients. Single-dose intake of MP proved noninferior to marketed levodopa preparations.

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Parkinsonism & Related DisordersElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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