Eating berries 'may lower your risk of Parkinson's disease'

Tucking into a bowlful of berries at breakfast may lower your risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a major new study.

Researchers found that men and women who regularly eat the sweet treat may have a lower risk of developing the degenerative illness. Men may further lower their risk by regularly eating apples, oranges and other sources rich in dietary components called flavonoids. These are found in plants and fruits and are also known collectively as vitamin P and citrin. They can also be found in berry fruits, chocolate, and citrus fruits such as grapefruit.

The Harvard study involved 49,281 men and 80,336 women. Researchers gave participants questionnaires and used a database to calculate the intake of flavonoids. They then analyzed the association between flavonoid intakes and risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Source - Daily Mail

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:17 pm

    This is great news for me as my father has Parkinson's disease. What is great about this study is its large sample size. I'm curious though if these flavonoids just prevent the disease or if they actually slow the progression of the disease as well. To learn more about flavonoids and other complementary and alternative medicine(CAM), visit