The Power of Berries
Berries May Reduce Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Eating berries and other fruits may reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease.
According to a new study, men who ate the most foods rich in antioxidants, more specifically a sub-group of antioxidants known as flavonoids, were 35% less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease over those who ate the least.
49,281 men participated in the study and were followed for 20-22 years. The participants filled out questionnaires about the foods they ate. The foods rich in flavonoids included berries, citrus fruits and apples.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Its symptoms include shaking and slowness of movement, as well as dementia. Its cause is unknown.