Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2016

MU-SIC (Mucuna Pruriens-Safety InterContinental). A legume that Units Continents: Efficacy and safety of food that can treat a neurological disease

Benedetta Raspini
Benedetta Raspini
Italy
Università degli Studi di Milano, Centro Parkinson (Milano) - Italy
Italy

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” [cit]. My wish is to support a sustainable nutraceutical medicine good for the planet and for the people.

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that occurs mainly in the elderly worldwide. The gold standard treatment for PD is the drug therapy with Levodopa which is too expensive for people living in low income countries. Mucuna Pruriens (MP) is a legume with high concentration of levodopa and it grows spontaneously in tropical areas of Africa, Asia, South America. MP for its natural property it’s a perfect candidate to become a nutraceutical low-cost product for PD treatment. The main goal of the project is to offer an effective and alternative therapeutic option for patients living in developing countries which would be sustainable from both an economic and environmental point of view. We will focus on encourage the cultivation of MP in selected areas, disseminate the informations about how to use the product correctly and set up a nutritional program to improve MP bioavailability and PD nutritional secondary symptoms (e.g malnutrition, dysphagia and constipation).

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