Long-distance skiers may have ‘motor reserve’ that can delay onset of Parkinson’s disease

Long-distance skiers may have ‘motor reserve’ that can delay onset of Parkinson’s disease
To better understand the relationship between physical activity and Parkinson's Disease (PD) investigators in Sweden analyzed medical records of nearly 200,000 long-distance skiers who took part in the Vasaloppet cross-country ski race. They established that a physically active lifestyle is associated with close to a 30% reduced risk for PD, which might be explained by a motor reserve among the ... read more
Source: Medical XpressPublished on 2020-02-11