Moreover, a flavanoid rich diet –including apples and oranges – may cut the chances of developing the disease by up to 40 per cent in men.
|Mohammad Ali and Michael J Fox|
The research, which is due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting in April, suggests that men and women who regularly consume foods that are rich in anthocyanins – like berries – have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
I look at these two people, both of whom I think are fighters in every sense of the word. I just applaud them for their work to provide not only dollars for research but motivation and inspiration for millions of people who get this disease, and manage this disease, every year.
I also love the research because it points to something ... something that we can do on the prevention side. Yes, we have treatments that are space-age stellar, that can stimulate your brain, and lesion your brain, and drug your brain, all to manage the symptoms of tremor and rigidity. But doing something as simple as eating a piece of fruit every day -- to prevent a catastrophic illness -- is heartening.
Not only is this prevention method cheap, it's tasty too!
Anthocyanins may reduce risk of Parkinson’s: Study
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