Sprouts and Parkinsons Disease

The relationship between sprouts and Parkinson’s has been well documented. See our library of further research for details.

“Improved health-relevant functionality in dark germinated Mucuna pruriens sprouts by elicitation with peptide and phytochemical elicitors.” Bioresour Technol. 2009 Oct;100(19):4507-14. Epub 2009 May 19, Randhir R, Kwon YI, Shetty K.

“L-DOPA and Total Phenolic Stimulation in Dark Germinated Fava Bean in Response to Peptide and Phytochemical Elicitors”, Process Biochemistry, Volume 37, Issue 11 , June 2002, Pages 1247-1256, Reena Randhir, Preethi Shetty and Kalidas Shetty, Department of Food Science, Chenoweth Laboratory, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA.

“Microwave-Induced Stimulation of L -DOPA, Phenolics and Antioxidant Activity in Fava Bean (Vicia faba) for Parkinson’s Diet”, Process Biochemistry, Volume 39, Issue 11 , 30 July 2004, Pages 1775-1784, Reena Randhir and Kalidas Shetty, Chenoweth Laboratory, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA.

“Nrf2 activators provide neuroprotection against 6-hydroxydopamine toxicity in rat organotypic nigrostriatal cocultures.” J Neurosci Res. 2009 May 15;87(7):1659-69. Siebert A, Desai V, Chandrasekaran K, Fiskum G, Jafri MS. Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA.

“Sulforaphane as an inducer of glutathione prevents oxidative stress-induced cell death in a dopaminergic-like neuroblastoma cell line.” J Neurochem. 2009 Dec;111(5):1161-71. Epub 2009 Sep 22. Tarozzi A, Morroni F, Merlicco A, Hrelia S, Angeloni C, Cantelli-Forti G, Hrelia P. Department of Pharmacology, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.