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Since faba bean contains levodopa should it be taken by parkinson patients?

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Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology

In brief: No evidence for this

Fava beans do have levodopa, but the amount in any individual bean is very variable and small.
It likely won't hurt, but medications should be much more helpful and more reliable.

In brief: No evidence for this

Fava beans do have levodopa, but the amount in any individual bean is very variable and small.
It likely won't hurt, but medications should be much more helpful and more reliable.
Dr. Eric Farbman
Dr. Eric Farbman
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Faba bean

The bean does not have enough Levodopa content to treat parkinson.
You will need to eat tons of beans to even see an effect.

In brief: Faba bean

The bean does not have enough Levodopa content to treat parkinson.
You will need to eat tons of beans to even see an effect.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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