Exercise may slow progression of Parkinson's disease

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Healthcheck: Intense exercise might slow Parkinsons: Ali Gorman reports on Action News at 5 p.m., December 14, 2017 (WPVI)

Exercise is good for many ailments and it may be especially helpful for people with Parkinson's Disease.

It's a neurological disorder that gets worse over time. But early research shows intense exercise may slow the progression of the disease.

Researchers believe high-intensity rather than just moderate exercise helps bring better blood flow to the brain.

They're setting up to do a large study to see if intense exercise should be prescribed as a treatment for early Parkinson's.

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