Certain vegetables tied to lower Parkinson's disease risk

05/12/2013 | United Press International

People who consumed foods that contain edible nicotine such as peppers and tomatoes faced a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a U.S. study found. "Similar to the many studies that indicate tobacco use might reduce risk of Parkinson's, our findings also suggest a protective effect from nicotine, or perhaps a similar but less toxic chemical in peppers and tobacco," a researcher said. The findings were published in the journal Annals of Neurology.

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