Peppers Prevent Parkinson's?
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – New research reveals that eating foods that contain Solanaceae, a flowering plant family with some species producing foods that are edible sources of nicotine, like peppers and tomatoes, may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's.
Dr. Susan Searles Nielsen and colleagues from the University of Washington in Seattle recruited 490 patients who were newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Questionnaires were used to assess participants' diet and tobacco use. They found that vegetable consumption in general did not affect Parkinson's disease risk. However, as consumption of edible Solanaceae increased, Parkinson's disease risk decreased. Peppers displayed the strongest association.
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SOURCE: Annals of Neurology, May 2013
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