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Cycling Can Do Something Medicine Can’t

A man signed up for treatment of his Parkinson’s Disease, but the therapy wasn’t medicine, it was cycling. In fact, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have found that cycling can help stop the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and slow down the progression of the disease itself.

The exercise can increase certain proteins in the brain that help movement and cognitive function says Jay Alberts, Neuroscientist, Ph.D. Dr. Alberts has established an organization called Pedaling for Parkinson’s, where patients can go and try out this treatment for themselves.