Those who ate berries
once a week could cut their risk of developing the brain disease by a
London, April 5 (IANS) Eating strawberries,
blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries could help protect against
Parkinson's disease in men, researchers say.
ate the fruits along with other foods rich in
were found to be 40 percent less likely to develop the brain disease, Daily
Mail reported Thursday.
who ate berries at least once a week could cut their risk of developing the
disease by a quarter compared with those who never ate them, the study by
British and US experts has found.
Flavonoids - also found in tea and red wine - are antioxidants which can
offer protection against diseases like
some cancers and dementia.
research is the first large-scale study looking at the effect of flavonoids
in protecting against Parkinson's disease.
tremors and muscular rigidity or stiffness, and affects all kinds of
movement in the body.
of Harvard School of
Public Health, one of the study leaders, said: "Given the other
potential health effects of berry fruits, such as lowering risk of
hypertension as reported in our previous studies, it is good to regularly
add these fruits to your diet.