Almost 2000 Parkinson's disease patients are to be recruited into a study to test the effects of the bodybuilders' dietary supplement, creatine. Bodybuilders and athletes use creatine to help boost their energy levels and to build muscle. The compound has already demonstrated some efficacy in Lou Gehrig's disease and muscular dystrophy and Kapil Sethi, of the Medical College of Georgia wants to investigate whether it might give a boost to dying brain cells in Parkinson's disease too. "We think it may help cells that are damaged or overworked," explains Sethi.
Parkinson's energy boost