Can exercise reduce disease progression in MS?

One aspect of multiple sclerosis (MS), in addition to the brain lesions that are associated with relapses, is an increased rate of brain shrinkage (atrophy). This atrophy has been linked to progression of disability in MS. New research from Denmark and Germany indicates that progressive resistance training (PRT) can counteract brain atrophy in people with MS.

Different types of exercise have been shown to improve muscle strength, quality of life, cognitive abilities, fatigue and mood in MS. But there has been very little evidence, for exercise helping to reduce brain…

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