People with high levels of iron and manganese in their diets are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than people with the lowest levels, according to a study in the journal Neurology. People with high iron intake who took one or more multivitamins per day were twice as likely to develop Parkinson’s. Until the link is understood and the study confirmed, researchers say the benefits of eating foods rich in iron and manganese, as well as taking multivitamins, outweigh the risks of developing Parkinson’s disease.
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