The Role of Micronutrients in Parkinson’s Disease

The Role of Micronutrients in Parkinson’s Disease



Madalynn J. Eads, Rachael Harmon, Hannah G. Waters


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: HSS 456



Parkinson’s Disease is defined as the progressive neurodegenerative disorder that primarily affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. Micronutrients, such as Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, and Zinc, have been found to help delay the onset of Parkinson’s-related symptoms. Therefore, the purpose of this presentation is to explore the relationship between various micronutrients and the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s Disease. A concept map technique will be utilized to demonstrate the specific mechanism of action for each micronutrient and the interaction across micronutrients in Parkinson’s Disease.

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Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Diana Cuy Castellanos

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium project, School of Education and Health Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-Being

The Role of Micronutrients in Parkinson’s Disease