Exercise Benefits Parkinson’s Disease

Physical activity can improve mobility and balance.

About 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) each year. The disease results from the gradual death of nerve cells that produce dopamine, a brain chemical that helps control muscle movement. “It is unclear why this cell death occurs,” says Ritesh Ramdhani, MD, assistant professor of neurology at Mount Sinai. “Typically, by the time […]

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