Movement disorders

Exercise prescription as effective as drugs in mild Parkinson’s disease

Aerobic exercise can be recommended for patients with mild Parkinson’s disease because it can have symptom-modifying effects similar to that of pharmacotherapy, new research shows. A randomised controlled exercise trial from the Netherlands compared the effects of a home-based high-intensity aerobic exercise with a non-aerobic active control intervention in 130 patients aged 30-75 years with ...

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