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Eating berries 'lowers risk of Parkinson's'

Eating berries 'lowers risk of Parkinson's'
14th February 2011

Those who eat berries could have a much lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, new research has shown.

Scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston found that men and women who regularly consume berries could have a reduced chance of getting the condition.

Additionally, it was found that men can further this by also eating apples and oranges or any other food rich in flavonoids.

Study author Xiang Gao said that this was the first trial to look into the association between flavonoids and 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," he explained.

Meanwhile, research published in Rejuvenation Research found that the non-invasive delivery of stem cells to the brain through the nose improved the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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