HealthDay - Eating Peppers Tied to Lower Parkinson's Risk, Study Finds
Eating vegetables that naturally contain nicotine, such as peppers and tomatoes, may reduce your risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. "It provides further evidence of how diet can influence our susceptibility to neurological disease – specifically Parkinson's disease," said Dr. Kelly Changizi, co-director of the Center for Neuromodulation at the Mount Sinai Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center. "Patients often ask what role nutrition plays in their disease, so it's very interesting that nicotine in vegetables such as peppers may be neuroprotective."
-Dr. Kelly Changizi, Assistant Professor, Neurology, Co-Director, Center for Neuromodulation, The Mount Sinai Medical Center