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KSU needs you to take part in a Parkinson's study



If you or someone you love has Parkinson's disease, you are eligible to participate in a study to find out about your gut health, nerve health, physical health and quality of life.

Now, K-State researchers from the College of Health and Human Services are accepting participants to register in a study examining the impact of daily consumption of probiotics and vitamins on persons with Parkinson's disease.

Probiotics and vitamins are provided for free (available in the U.S. market, worth $100) for 12 weeks on gut health, metabolic health, neuroendocrine health, mood and quality of life.


  • As a participant, you will have the opportunity to learn about your health, metabolic, and neuroendocrine functions.

  • Earn $75 for participation.

  • Receive a free gut microbiome analysis, cholesterol and blood lipid levels, liver enzyme levels in the blood, and hormonal analysis, and mood assessments for free (total value $450).

  • There are no extra financial costs for participation. Moreover, the first 42 participants who complete the study will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a prize, including Parkinson's Self-stabilizing Spoon & Fork Set for hand tremors ($270 value), a pedometer, and more.


The study requires 3 to 5 in-person appointments either at Kansas State University, or a K-State designated location in or nearby your town or home-visits over the 12-week course of study.

The total time commitment for the whole study is about 12-15 hours.

Appointment scheduling is flexible. For your convenience research assistants can assist you in scheduling appointments or to answer any questions you may have.

To schedule an appointment, call (785) 748-1004. This hotline can be reached any time of day or night, every day of the week. Or, you can schedule an appointment directly by visiting this website:

If you have further questions, or if you would like more details, please feel free to call Parkinson's Families Director Elaine Ptacek at (785) 443-3439.

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