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Extracts from rose and olives can prevent parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is caused by an imbalance in the brain resulting from alpha-synuclein, a small unstable protein that misfolds and accumulates in clusters and clumps that destroy the brain cells of people with the disease. Researchers have now discovered that extracts from Damask roses and Koroneiki olives can prevent aggregates from forming. Future research will show whether one or more substances causes the beneficial effects, so that researchers can extract the beneficial compounds and avoid those with side-effects.