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Berries help fight Parkinson’s new study finds Berries help fight Parkinson’s new study finds
By eating berries you may lower your chance of getting Parkinson’s Desease new research has shown.  At the 3rd meeting of the American Academy... Berries help fight Parkinson’s new study finds

By eating berries you may lower your chance of getting Parkinson’s Desease new research has shown.  At the 3rd meeting of the American Academy of Neurology n Honolulu on April 6th 2011, a study was declared  that men can lower the possibility of getting Parkinson’s by eating and drinking  sources rich in flavonoids which is a dietary component in oranges, apples and fresh lemon aid.

Flavonoids in berries reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease.

The ingredient Flavonoid is found in fruits and plants which also goes by another name of vitamin P and citrin. F . These can be found in chocolate, grapefruit and berry fruits.

Over 140,000 people were involved in the study. Questionnaires were handed out to those involved and utilized as a database to measure the intake quantity of flavonoids. This was then analyzed to find the connection between Parkinson’s disease and flavonoids intake.

805 people developed Parkinson’s disease in the length of the study.  20 percent of the men digested the largest amount of flavonoids, these were about 40 percent least likely to develop Parkinsons disease.  Although when the sub-classes of flavonoids were explored, men were in the bottom 20 percent of the men who consumed the least amount of flavonoids. Wementhere appeared to be to connection between overall ingestion and developing Parkinson’s.

Author Xiang Gao, MD, PhD, with the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston said, that “This is the first study in humans to examine the association between flavonoids and risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Our findings suggest that flavonoids, specifically a group called anthocyanins, may have neuroprotective effects. If confirmed, flavonoids may be a natural and healthy way to reduce your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.”

The National Institute of Health bolstered their study.

For more info on the AAN please visit http://www.aan.com

 

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