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Do Some Parkinson’s Patients Undereat?

People with Parkinson’s disease expend more energy than people without Parkinson’s disease in order to walk and perform other functions. However, many Parkinson’s patients don’t consume enough calories to compensate for the increased needs, experts said. Eating the optimum amount can affect not only energy but medication absorption, not to mention general health. Patients can begin by monitoring what they eat and being mindful of energy levels and overall wellness.