Men who regularly partake of berries, oranges, apples, green tea, red wine – that is, foods rich in flavonoid anthocyanin – are likely to run much lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. According to a recent research conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health in the US, women don’t show such spectacular results.
It was the first research looking into how the amounts of flavonoid in the diet are linked with the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease conducted on people. It emerges that flavonoids known as anthocyanins produce a neuroprotecting influence that somehow has a better effect on men’s body. The analysis showed that the risk diminishes by almost 40% in men while only by 25% in women.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurologic illness when death of some brain cells impairs the ability to control movements. Medicinal treatment is mostly unavailing.