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Exercising improves walking speed for people with Parkinson's

March 01, 2013

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Exercising improves walking speed for people with Parkinson's

Three different kinds of exercise improved walking speed in people with Parkinson's disease, according to a study in Archives of Neurology. The finding adds to the growing evidence that physical exercise improves daily function in people with Parkinson's, a progressive disease that destroys brain cells that help control motion.

The study assigned 67 participants to one of three exercise regimens, which they performed three times a week for three months:

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