Physical activity may delay Parkinson’s disease effectively

Physical activity may delay Parkinson’s disease effectively

Publication date: Feb 13, 2020

In a new study, researchers found that a physically active lifestyle is associated with close to a 30% reduced risk for Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

To better understand the relationship between physical activity and PD, the team analyzed medical records of nearly 200,000 long-distance skiers who took part in the Vasaloppet cross-country ski race.

The team found that the skiers were almost 30% less likely to develop PD than non-skiers.

The team says individuals who are physically well-trained have a greater motor reserve, which for every given level of Parkinson’s brain damage would result in fewer motor symptoms thus delaying the diagnosis of PD.

Concepts Keywords
Brain Neurodegenerative diseases
Brain Damage Related neurodegenerative disorder
Cross Country Disorders
Dementia Frailties diseases
Muscle RTT
Neurodegenerative Diseases Branches of biology
Neurodegenerative Disorder Organ systems
Neurology Nervous system
Parkinson Psychiatric diagnosis
Physical Activity Aging-associated diseases
Progressive Geriatrics
Vasaloppet Parkinson’s disease
Cognitive reserve
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


Type Source Name
disease MESH frailties
disease MESH pathology
disease MESH dementia
disease MESH diagnoses
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide
pathway REACTOME Neurodegenerative Diseases
disease MESH neurodegenerative disorder
drug DRUGBANK Isoxaflutole
disease MESH lifestyle


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