Eating Berries Lowers Risk of Parkinson's

Men and women who regularly eat berries may have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease.  Men may also further lower their risk by regularly eating other food sources rich in dietary components called flavonoids.

Researchers gave participants questionnaires and calculated their flavonoid intake. They then analyzed the association between flavonoids and the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Eurekalert reports:

“In men, the top 20 percent who consumed the most flavonoids were about 40 percent less likely to develop Parkinson's disease ...  [W]hen sub-classes of flavonoids were examined, regular consumption of anthocyanins, which are mainly obtained from berries, were found to be associated with a lower risk of Parkinson's disease in both men and women.”

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