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Study: Biking Restores Brain Connectivity in Parkinson's - alberts presents research

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Unread 11-26-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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Default Study: Biking Restores Brain Connectivity in Parkinson's - alberts presents research

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/ar...insons/265563/
http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index....e025da3c02ca7c
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I was surprised that this study didn't include actual symptom relief or some scale of functionality in it's results. A change in the structure of the brain (increased conductivity) sounds fantastic but is it more than that?
Maybe the article just didn't mention those results?




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I've been pedaling using Jay's protocols since March 2009. Most of my symptoms (except for a sometimes tremor in one arm) disappeared after the first month of cycling beyond the protocols, i.e., 4-6 times per week instead of three. I ride a solo bike either on a trainer or on the road. I've reduced my medication from ReQuipXL 8 mg to 4 mg. and stopped Azilect completely. The key is keeping the cadence between 80-90 rpm and going at cadence for at least 40 minutes (preferably an hour). Speed doesn't matter.
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I was surprised that this study didn't include actual symptom relief or some scale of functionality in it's results. A change in the structure of the brain (increased conductivity) sounds fantastic but is it more than that?
Maybe the article just didn't mention those results?

it was a press release, we'll have to wait to read the scientific paper. but i assume there was a corresponding decrease in parkinson's symptoms. this was a radiological symposium, not pd, fwiw.

http://www2.rsna.org/timssnet/Media/...get.cfm?id=633
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