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.