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10/23/02

HealthWise at 5 From 10.23

  • Fighting Off Parkinson's by Slightly Changing Your Diet

Could your diet hold the key to warding off Parkinson's Disease? A new study shows people who eat foods rich in Vitamin E have a lower risk of the disease than others. Researchers studied the diets of 150,000 people. They looked specifically at sources of Vitamins E and C whether from foods or from vitamin pills. Patients were followed for 12 years.

In the end, researchers found those who had the highest dietary intakes of Vitamin E that is from food rather than supplements had the lowest rate of Parkinson's Disease. Researchers say they saw no change in Parkinson's risk in people who took Vitamin E or C supplements or in people who took a multi-vitamin.

Vitamin E rich foods include oils, such as vegetable oils, nuts and grains. The top sources of Vitamin E in the U.S. Diet are salad dressings and mayonnaise; margarine; ready-to-eat cereals; cakes, cookies, and donuts; tomatoes; and eggs.

This study was conducted by researcher at Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital. It is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

  • Wart Zapper

Getting rid of warts might be as easy as taking a test, skin test antigens are substances injected under the skin to test immune reactions and diagnose different illnesses. Now researchers at the University of Arkansas have found that injecting antigens into arts wiped out the wart virus in 74% of patients. These patients had not responded to traditional treatments.

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