i-PROGNOSIS partners presented a poster on “Advanced Parkinson’s Disease Patients Eat Less Food in Comparison to Early Parkinson’s Patients and Healthy Controls in a Controlled Lunch Setting” at the Nutrients 2019 Conference.

The Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease conference was organized by the open-access journal Nutrients and was held as a three-day event in Barcelona, Spain, from September 25‒27, 2019.

Unintentional weight loss and malnutrition have been observed among Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. Changes in food intake and eating behavior, potentially caused by fine motor dysfunction and eating-related symptomatology might explain these observations.

The i-PROGNOSIS team had conducted an objective study to evaluate this relationship. The results were presented on a poster, showing that advanced PD patients eat significantly less food (kcal) than healthy controls and early PD patients in single meals.

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