Regular exercise has been confirmed as an important part of Parkinson’s disease therapy, one that can enhance patients’ quality of life and slow disease progression, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Despite growing evidence that exercise can reduce the disease’s progression, there has been uncertainty about whether Parkinson’s patients are capable of exercise given their physical limitations. 

The researchers examined data from the large National Parkinson Foundation  Quality Improvement Initiative Registry of patients with the disease to investigate whether that notion is true.

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