Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cycling is good therapy for Parkinson's disease

Credit: Morguefile
A neuroscientist at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr., Jay L. Alberts, stumbled upon a way to help patients with Parkinson's disease.

After a tandem bike ride with a patient with the disease, Albert noticed his companion rider's upper extremity tremors improved.

The observation led him to launch a study to find out how cycling helps Parkinson's disease. Albert and his colleagues used functional capacity MRI scans to find out bicycle exercise restores connectivity in the brain for patients with the progressive neurological disorder.

The study supports past research showing exercise is good therapy for Parkinson's disease. Read the entire story at Digital Journal.