Diets high in flavonoids may help people with Parkinson's live longer

Diets high in flavonoids may help people with Parkinson's live longer

In the Journal NeurologyTrusted Source, researchers from Penn State University, Harvard, and Queens’ University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, leveraged data from two long-range studies — the Nurses Health Study (NHS) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS) — to analyze the effects of diet on longevity in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Specifically, researchers chose to examine the effect of flavonoidsTrusted Source on mortality in PD patients. Flavonoids are plant-derived molecules found naturally in fruits, vegetables, and common beverages such as tea and red wine.

The metabolites of flavonoids can cross the blood-brain barrier Trusted Sourceand have been demonstrated to reduce oxidative stress, inflammation, and the hardening of the arteries, known as atherosclerosis.

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Written by Mary McGorray, M.D. on February 9, 2022

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