High Intensity Exercise Could Delay Parkinson's Progression

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Apr 24, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 14:56 mins

Guest: Daniel Corcos, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there are medications that can reduce the common symptoms, such as tremors, stiffness and slow movement. New research published in "JAMA Neurology" suggests that getting on a treadmill and working hard for 30 minutes also helps – and may even delay progression of the degenerative neurological disease. The findings are a bit counterintuitive, so we’ve got one of the lead researchers on with us.

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