Eating strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries can significantly reduce risk of developing Parkinson’s disease in men, suggest researchers.
In a study by British and U.S. experts, men who ate the fruits along with other foods rich in flavonoids such as, tea, apples and red wine were found to be 40 per cent less likely to develop the brain disease.
A diet rich in phytochemicals from berries could help improve brain health in several ways, such as improving communication pathways and protecting against oxidative stress.
And those 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.
“A growing body of preclinical and clinical research has identified neurological benefits associated with the consumption of berry fruits,” said the reviewers.
The findings by Harvard University and the University of East Anglia (UEA) add to the growing body of evidence that regular consumption of some flavonoids can have a marked effect on human health.
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