Mediterranean diet cuts risk of Parkinson's disease by 46%

Eating lots of fish, fruit and vegetables can almost halve the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease


Eating lots of fish, fruit and vegetables can almost halve the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Researchers found people following a Mediterranean-style diet rather than eating lots of red meat were up to 46% less likely to get the incurable brain disorder.



Earlier studies have suggested foods rich in antioxidants could protect the body from oxidative stress, a damaging process linked to the disease. Scientists at the University of Tokyo compared the diets of 249 newly-­diagnosed patients and 368 healthy volunteers.

They told the European Journal of Neurology: “High intakes of vegetables, fruits and fish may be associated with a decreased risk of Parkinson’s.”

There are around 120,000 sufferers in the UK. The main symptoms include shaking, muscle stiffness and slow movement.

Source: Daily Mirror

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