Brain, Overview

Year Published: 2018

Journal

Front Neurosci

Authors

Ma J, Gao SS, Yang HJ, Wang M, Cheng BF, Feng ZW, Wang L

Methods

Using a rat model to understand mechanisms, researchers investigated the effects of proanthocyanidin administration on outcomes associated with Parkinson's disease. Proanthocyanidins are flavonoid compounds that are found in peanuts.

Key Findings

Results showed that proanthocyanidins protected against cellular death and cell damage from reactive oxygen species. Authors concluded that proanthocyanidins may be effective in treating Parkinson's Disease.