Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Prevention Post First Edition - Parkinson's

I'm trying to decide whether or not to begin one of these from time to time. It would be a Prevention thread that continues to run in further editions and would address things that are found to prevent certain diseases. I suppose it really has more to do with how much there is out there, rather than me just being lazy. Ha ha.

Anyway, today we're going to look at a prevention from Parkinson's Disease. While not everybody will get this disease, researchers have found ways to prevent it through diet. The research shows that eating a diet high in berries, helps men and women reduce their risk due to the flavonoids within the berries. In addition, men can eat apples, oranges, grapefruit, and chocolate along with anything else containing flavonoids.

Flavonoids are also collectively known as vitamin P and citrin. Tea and red wine also contain levels of flavonoids.

In the study, men in the top 20% who took the most flavonoids, were 40% less likely to develop Parkinson's. Women were not as affected, however, anthocyanin is a sub-type of flavonoid, and was the most effective in preventing Parkinson's.

Flavonoids are also known for their antioxidant abilities and also in prevention of heart disease and cancer.

The Big Deal here:

More on flavonoids here:

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