The association of diet and physical activity with survival among individuals with Parkinson’s disease


  • A healthy diet and a higher level of physical activity is associated with lower mortality rate in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD), independent of pre-diagnosis patterns.

Why this matters

  • Diet and physical activity have been associated with lowering the risk of PD development. The role of lifestyle factors in the long-term outcome of PD is unclear.

  • These results illustrate the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle before and after PD diagnosis, and may help healthcare professionals and governing bodies to offer appropriate guidance to patients.