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Health Agencies Update
April 25, 2007

Creatine for Parkinson

JAMA. 2007;297(16):1764. doi:10.1001/jama.297.16.1764-b

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is launching a large phase 3 clinical trial to determine whether the nutritional supplement creatine can slow the progression of Parkinson disease.

The double-blind, placebo-controlled trial will enroll 1720 individuals with early-stage Parkinson disease at 51 medical centers in North America. Patients participating in the trial will be randomly assigned to receive either creatine or placebo for 5 to 7 years.

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