Vitamin E May Reduce Risk of Parkinson’s

The vitamin E found in sunflower seeds may protect you from Parkinson’s.


Over 50,000 people in the United States develop the unstable tremors of Parkinson’s disease every year. There still isn’t a definite cause of the illness, but there are some factors which can affect your likelihood of being affected. A recent study found that people who have low levels of vitamin E are more prone to developing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease than people with higher levels.

Researchers at Boston’s Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital interviewed 124,200 men and women about their diets for the past 12-14 years. The study was led by Shumin Zhang, M.D. and the results were very interesting.

It turned out that those who consumed at least 10 IU of vitamin E every day through the food that they ate had a 30% reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease, while those who ate little Vitamin E or ingested their E through supplements did not have a reduced risk.

So, if you’re looking to increase your vitamin intake, this study suggests that it is more valuable to get nutrients from natural foods than by taking supplements. For foods with high Vitamin E content, eat about an ounce of almonds or sunflower seeds every day rather than taking a pill. A simple, all-natural way to help protect your self from disease and life a healthy life!

Source: Natural Health Magazine

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