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Eating berries may help prevent Parkinson's

A new study says berries are rich in flavonoids, which may protect people from developing Parkinson's disease.

February 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Even more reason to enjoy a bowl of berries.

According to a new study they are rich in antioxidants called flavonoids, which may protect people from developing Parkinson's disease.

Researchers said berries and other red-purplish fruits and vegetables seemed to shield both men and women from the disease. Flavonoids are also found in apples, chocolate and citrus fruits.

They've been touted as protective against other diseases as well.