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

19:00 EST 10 Feb 2020 | AAAS

(IOS Press) 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 physically active, however, this dissipates as individuals age.

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