Monthly Archives: February 2014

Exercise May Slow Diseases That Cause Blindness

Exercise Could Reduce Hospitalizations For COPD Patients

Michelle Ploughman, of Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she studies the effect of exercise on the brain, says the findings give us new clues about how aerobic exercise affects BDNF and protects the brain, and adds: “People p90X3 reviews who are at risk of macular degeneration or have early signs of the disease may be able to slow down the progression of visual impairment.” Funds from the National Eye Institute, Department of Veterans Administration Affairs, and the Katz Foundation, helped finance the study. Meanwhile, Medical News Today recently reported how UK scientists used gene therapy to restore some sight in people with an incurable form of inherited blindness called choroideremia. They replaced a defective gene in their retinas with a working version of the same gene. Overeating Could Be Due To Lack Of Brain Chemical Caused By Faulty Gene Add Your Opinion On This ArticleJoin the discussion Please note that we publish the name you give us, but we do not publish your email address. We will email you to let you know when your comment has been published but will not use it for any other purpose.
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Researchers found that those who maintained low physical activity levels had a higher rate of hospitalization. Meanwhile, those who had high physical activity levels at the start of the study but who decreased their exercise levels throughout the study also had a higher hospitalization rate. Therefore, “changes to a higher level of PA [physical activity] or maintaining a moderate or high level of PA over time, with a low intensity activity such as walking for at least 36 km/day, could reduce the rate of hospitalizations for eCOPD,” they wrote in the study. (Three to six kilometers is equivalent to 1.9 to 3.7 miles.) Other exercises have been shown to be beneficial for COPD patients, too.
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