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medication vs. exercise

levodopa and dopamine agonists’ treatment in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients can become ineffective to control involuntary movements. Laboratory studies on PD animal models suggest that physical training may help to alleviate these symptoms offering an alternative form of therapy.

“What we found was it’s not so much the exercise, but the routine activities from daily living that were protecting motor skills,” Bohnen said in a recent news release. “Sitting is bad for anybody, but it’s even worse for Parkinson’s patients.”

news release: Everyday activity more beneficial than occasional strenuous exercise for Parkinson's disease ~

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Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Research Center at CUMC, who said, “Patients do not develop dyskinesias in the early stages of Parkinson’s, but only after several years of the disease. A major reason why these patients want to delay the initiation of L-DOPA therapy is to avoid these dyskinesias for as long as possible.

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Thanks, Roy, for keeping us informed by your posts.

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