Parkinson’s could be put into idle by a healthy diet, research ...

World

Parkinson’s could be put into idle by a healthy diet, research suggests

Study participants who stuck closely to a Mediterranean-style diet were less likely to show the early symptoms

Professor David Dexter

Can changing your diet cut your chances of developing Parkinson’s disease?

Research from Harvard University in the US seems to suggest so. The findings, published in the journal Neurology, say eating a healthy, Mediterranean-style diet, high in fruit, veg, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and low in red meat, can affect early symptoms associated with an increased risk of developing the disease.

For the study, every four years more than 47,000 people were asked about their diet, starting in the 1980s, when they were middle-aged...

This article is reserved for Times Select subscribers.
A subscription gives you full digital access to all Times Select content.

Times Select

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.