Dr. Holick describes if there could be a possible association between vitamin D and Parkinson's disease.
I would not only not be surprised that there’s a connection between Parkinson’s disease and having improvement if they correct the vitamin D deficiency, but recently there’s been a report to say that people with Parkinson’s disease are high risk of vitamin D deficiency, and we know that vitamin D deficiency causes muscle weakness and makes it more difficult to move. So you would think that if you corrected the D deficiency in Parkinson’s patients, it’s very likely they’ll have improvement in their symptoms.
About Dr. Holick, Ph.D., M.D.:
Michael Holick, Ph.D., M.D., is the Professor of Medicine of Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and performed his residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Holick specializes in vitamin D, calcium, bone metabolism, photobiology of vitamin, and osteoporosis. Dr. Holick is also the recipient of the American Skin Associations Psoriasis Research Achievement Award, the American College of Nutrition Award, the Robert H. Herman Memorial Award in Clinical Nutrition from the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, and more.