Clinical Journal of Mycology-CJM. Vol 6.3.

Mushroom Nutrition In Neurodegenerative Diseases

Vittorio Calabrese, Marialaura Ontario

Cite as: Calabrese V., Ontario M. (2022). Mushroom Nutrition in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Clinical Journal of Mycology-CJM. Vol 6.3;


Neuroinflammation is a specialized immune response that occurs in the central nervous system, mainly in older adulthood, and has been connected to chronic neurodegenerative disorders and characterized by a gradual loss of neurons from specific regions in the brain.

The effects of mushroom-preparations is an area of increasing interest associated with health benefits in a number of pathologies, mostly associated with oxidative stress and free-radical-induced cell damage(1). Of particular note is the potential use of mushroom preparation as a disease modifying therapy in neurodegenerative conditions.

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