Improvement of Parkinsonian features correlate with high plasma levodopa values after broad bean (Vicia faba) consumption

J. M. Rabey, Y. Vered, H. Shabtai, E. Graff, A. D. Korczyn

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Abstract

Five healthy volunteers and six patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) ate 250 g cooked broad beans after 12 hours without treatment. During the next four hours a substantial clinical improvement was noted, three patients showed severe dyskinesias, and plasma levodopa concentrations rose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-727
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume55
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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