Everyday exercise associated with lower Parkinson’s disease risk, study finds

November 18, 2014 7:46 PM

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Everyday exercise associated with lower Parkinson’s disease risk, study finds

Physical activity from doing chores and commuting can help reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease, suggests a new study published in Brain: A Journal of Neurology.

To examine the link between exercise frequency and Parkinson’s disease risk, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, monitored about 43,370 men and women for an average of 12.6 years. Researchers noted that “a medium amount” of physical activity was associated with a lower cha...

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