Riboflavin benefits Parkinson’s patients

Informações médicas sobre a prevenção e tratamento de doenças neurodegenerativas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRQkITHjZ5k&feature=plcp

Assista também à entrevista de junho de 2012, no Programa Sem Censura:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIwIWim4hNM&list=UU5grjCGNi25VAR8J0eVuxVQ…

Entrevista em TV com o Dr. Cícero Galli Coimbra, professor neurologista da Universidade Federal de São Paulo – Unifesp.

“Comentário: a principal razão pela qual a medicina atual desdenha estes importantes conhecimentos médicos já antigos e com ampla fundamentação na história recente da medicina e confirmados em vários países, através de diversas publicações, é simplesmente porque ela está subordinada aos interesses extremamente gananciosos da indústria farmacêutica internacional. O SIMERS do RS costuma usar a frase de divulgação de sua existência como “A verdade faz bem para a saúde!”, nos meios de comunicação.”

“Cabe a pergunta: é verdade que os meios médicos gestores não ocultam a verdade já conhecida na medicina em prol de interesses estranhos aos dos pacientes?”

“Lembrem que há Resoluções do CFM proibindo a divulgação do conhecimento médico para a população e outras que simplesmente atropelam a realidade do conhecimento médico, como, por exemplo, a Resolução Resolução 1752/2004 do Conselho Federal de Medicina, hoje revogada, e que permitia o aborto dos anencéfalos,onde, em seus considerandos, redefinia morte encefálica como sendo morte cerebral e de exclusivo diagnóstico clínico.” [1]

http://biodireitomedicina.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/anencefalia-morte-encefalica-e-o-conselho-federal-de-medicina/

http://biodireitomedicina.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/vitamina-d-pode-revolucionar-o-tratamento-da-esclerose-multipla/

http://biodireitomedicina.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/vitamina-d-pode-combater-males-que-mais-matam-pessoas-no-mundo/

[1] Celso Galli Coimbra – OABRS 11352
http://biodireitomedicina.wordpress.com/

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL. One of the key features of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is loss of motor control, that is, difficulty in walking and moving muscles as instructed by the brain; even turning over in bed can become increasingly difficult as PD progresses. The degree of motor function in a PD patient is often evaluated using the Hoehn and Yahr scale where 0% means that the patient requires assistance just to stand up while 100% means that the patient has full, normal motor control.

Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo now report that supplementing with riboflavin (vitamin-B2) and avoiding all red meat can markedly improve motor function in PD patients. Their study involved 31 PD patients and 10 dementia patients with no PD symptoms. Blood analysis showed that all 31 PD patients were deficient in riboflavin while only 3 of the 10 dementia patients exhibited a deficiency. The researchers also observed that the intake of red meat among the PD patients (2044 grams/week) was almost 3 times higher than that of 19 healthy random controls matched for age and similar social and cultural backgrounds (789 grams/week).

Other research has shown that a low riboflavin status is found in about 10-15% of the population and is associated with low activities of two important enzymes, erythrocyte glutathione reductase (EGR) and pyridoxin(pyridoxamine)-phosphate oxidase. Low EGR activity may be associated with the glutathione depletion and impaired antioxidant defense observed in PD patients even before their disease becomes clinically evident. Glutathione depletion would be particularly deleterious if accompanied by a high heme iron intake from red meat.

Based on the above theoretical considerations the researchers decided to supplement the PD patients with 30 mg of riboflavin every 8 hours while at the same time removing all red meat from their diet. The results were quite astounding. After just 3 months motor function had improved markedly and after 6 months the average motor capacity (Hoehn and Yahr scale) had increased from 44% to 71%. The treated patients also reported better sleep at night, improved reasoning, higher motivation, and reduced depression after as little as 2 weeks of treatment. Some very disabled patients were able to change body positions in bed as early as on the third day of treatment.

The riboflavin level in the treated patients increased from 106 ng/mL prior to treatment to 179 ng/mL after 1 month. Withholding riboflavin supplementation for a few days did not reverse the observed improvements indicating that some beneficial permanent changes had occurred due to the supplementation and total avoidance of red meat. The researchers conclude that riboflavin supplementation and red meat avoidance may be highly effective in halting and even reversing the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

Coimbra, C.G. and Junqueira, VBC. High doses of riboflavin and the elimination of dietary red meat promote the recovery of some motor functions in Parkinson’s disease patients. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Vol. 36, October 2003, pp. 1409-17

Riboflavin benefits Parkinson’s patients

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/showthread.php?s=becc080f2da9854016911cb25b94651b&t=151217

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