Navigation Links
Berries May Offer Sweet Protection Against Parkinson's Disease
Date:2/14/2011

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

SUNDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat foods rich in antioxidants called flavonoids, especially berries, may be protecting themselves from developing Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

In addition to berries, flavonoids are found in a variety of foods such as apples, chocolate, and citrus fruits. These compounds have been touted as protective against some diseases because of their antioxidant effects, researchers say.

However, not all flavonoids are created equal. Only those known as anthocyanins, found in berries and other red/purplish fruits and vegetables, protected both men and women, according to the results of this study, which was funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

"Although it's too early to say that eating berries can reduce Parkinson's disease risk, benefits of berries have been reported in several previous studies, for example, lowering risk of hypertension," said lead researcher Dr. Xiang Gao, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. "So it is good, at least [doing] no harm, if we can have 2-3 cups of berries a week," he said.

"When we combined all individual flavonoids together, total flavonoid intake was also associated with a significantly lower Parkinson's disease risk in men -- but not in women," Gao noted. Only anthocyanins seemed protective for both sexes.

The results of the study are scheduled to be presented in April at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in Honolulu.

For the study, Gao's team collected data on over 49,000 men who took part in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and more than 80,000 women from the Nurses' Health Study.

Participants filled out detailed questionnaires about their diets. Using that information, the researchers calculated the amount of flavonoids people consumed. In addition, they also looked at the consumption of tea, berries, a
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Bioactive compounds in berries can reduce high blood pressure
2. Black raspberries may prevent colon cancer, study finds
3. Cranberries to Provide Benefit Rich Fuel to Keep Health and Fitness Professionals Running
4. Sibu Beauty Unveils Three New Products From Sea Buckthorn Berries – as Seen on The Doctors and The Dr. Oz Show
5. Facial Surgery May Offer Long-Term Migraine Relief for Some
6. Study finds that folate does not offer protection against preterm delivery
7. Study finds magnesium sulfate may offer protection from cerebral palsy
8. Less radical tumor surgery can offer better long-term kidney function
9. Migraine surgery offers good long-term outcomes
10. Breathing easy: LSU biochemists offer first 3-D model of asthma-causing inflammation enzyme
11. New Therapies Offer Insight Into Battling Deadly Melanomas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Berries May Offer Sweet Protection Against Parkinson's Disease
(Date:9/30/2014)... cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in ... so many medical professionals encourage women to get mammograms, ... a minority of suspicious mammograms actually leads to a ... worry for women and their familiesnot to mention the ... and biopsies. , Recently, a different type of ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Dynamic health trends, changing consumer ... the Bread Production industry over the past five ... their consumption of a variety of industry goods ... the market for white loaf bread and other ... introducing more nutritious products to attract health-conscious consumers, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Maryland-led research team has been awarded a three-year ... Health (NIH) to develop new imaging technologies and ... of how large networks of neurons in the ... will help researchers identify the precise interactions between ... decision-making and speaking, and alterations in these interactions ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 The American Diabetes Association ... diabetics curb their sweet tooth, but the most recent ... September, suggests that zero-calorie sweeteners may actually be linked ... , The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel ... to mice, the mice developed glucose intolerance. They then ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Regenerative Medicine Solutions (RMS) is set ... Nashville, Tennessee. RMS welcomes the launch of an entirely ... of a new treatment center for the Lung Institute. ... Institute to Nashville, the hope is to bring awareness ... diagnosed and undiagnosed. With Nashville being a hub for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:'Virtual breast' could improve cancer detection 2Health News:Bread Production in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Bread Production in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3Health News:UMD receives inaugural BRAIN Initiative Award 2Health News:Artificial Sweeteners May be Linked to Greater Diabetes Risk 2Health News:Regenerative Medicine Solutions Expanding 2
... 2010Announcing the launch of the Liebert Mobile iPhone ... news, resources, press releases, research, and multimedia content ... across the biomedical, biotechnology, medicine, surgery, and nursing, ... available with this free application. Updated ...
... Addicts ... ... economic times like these many students are postponing or quitting their educational pursuits for financial ... addict these challenges are not only real but exacerbated due to their personal fight. Today, ...
... while 87% of younger patients got it after surgery , ... are less likely than younger ones to receive potentially life-prolonging ... , The research indicates that those with advanced colon cancer ... likely to receive chemotherapy and more likely to receive less ...
... in the signature bracelet -- that they give to supporters when they make a minimum $15.00 donation -- they immediately took action.  The ... ... , ... ...
... to be associated with more appropriate follow-up and shorter ... an abnormal result on a mammogram, according to a ... of Internal Medicine , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ... for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael,s Hospital, ...
... News media, scientists and others interested in finance, entrepreneurship ... American Chemical Society (ACS) Small & Medium Business Webinar ... with subject matter experts and global thought leaders in ... of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Academy's Community Initiative Offers Qualifying Former Addicts Free Vocational Training 2Health News:Older Colon Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo 2Health News:Older Colon Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo 3Health News:Older Colon Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo 4Health News:An Update on Mel's Bracelet 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 /CNW/ - Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is ... the appropriate powers and tools at its disposal to help ensure ... standards. To that end, Health Canada ... into Canada of all drug products from ... , Apotex Pharmachem India Pvt Ltd , ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 MiMedx Group, ... medicine company utilizing human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes ... the Wound Care, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spinal, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic ... Tom Koob , Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, will present ... Koob will present on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product ... Markets Direct,s, ,Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline ... Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC.,s pharmaceutical research and development focus. ... current therapeutic developmental pipeline of Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC.,s, ... assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Statement by the Honourable Rona Ambrose on the import ban of drug products from three plants in India 2MiMedx to Present at the Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa 2Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 2Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 3
... RATON, Fla., Oct. 9 VitalRemedyMD, a physician-established ... to improve the quality of traditional healthcare. "We ... part of Fresenius, armamentarium in helping patients with ... of VitalRemedyMD. A state-of-the-art medical food, VitalProteinRx is ...
... Resources Inc. (PINK SHEETS: ASFX) is pleased to make available ... and December 31, 2008. These reports may be viewed in ... , American Scientific Resources, Inc., ... next-generation, health, medical, and safety products distributed primarily through nationwide ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Fresenius Medical Care, N.A. Has Selected VitalRemedyMD's VitalProteinRx(TM) As Its Bar of Choice for Protein Replacement in Dialysis Patients 2American Scientific Resources Inc. Discloses Audited Financials for 2007 and 2008 2
... spectrophotometer designed specifically to run 24 hours ... rugged hardware, proven optical performance and a ... traditional spectrophotometry to obtain results quickly, accurately ... up to eight, 1 cm Biocell cuvettes ...
The PerkinElmer LS 45 Luminescence spectrometer offers versatility, reliability and ease-of-use for routine analyses in an affordable package....
... a new generation Spectrophotometer for near ... nm to 1020 nm with built-in ... and printer. It features four digit ... transmittance, absorption and concentration with excellent ...
... UV/visible spectrophotometers provide ease-of-use and proven technology ... DU Series 800 high-performance spectrophotometers with microfocused ... as small as 5 l. The DU ... intended for use in quantitative and qualitative ...
Medicine Products: