Aerobic Exercise Alters Brain Function and Structure in Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial Johansson ME, Cameron IGM, Van der Kolk NM, de Vries NM, Klimars E, Toni I, Bloem BR, Helmich RC. Aerobic Exercise Alters Brain Function and Structure in Parkinson's Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Neurol. 2022 Feb;91(2):203-216. doi: 10.1002/ana.26291. Epub 2022 Jan 19. PMID: 34951063; PMCID: PMC9306840. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.26291
A recent randomized clinical trial shows that aerobic exercise reduces motor symptom progression in Parkinson’s Disease. The cerebral and neural associations are unclear, but the numerous studies confirming the positive effects of aerobic and strength training exercise stand out as slowing progression and improving motor and non-motor symptoms associated with PD. This current study showed that after three months of aerobic exercise their reward-related activity and dopamine release increased. CLICK TO READ THE FULL PAPER
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