Over the years, studies have shown the benefits of various types of exercise in improving MS symptoms. But here,reports about a small study that says resistance training can actually slow MS progression and even reverse some of it. I think it’s time for me to head back to the gym.
Resistance training, like weight lifting, can protect or even regenerate the nerve cells of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients, slowing the progression of the disease, according to a clinical trial.
A hallmark of MS is the brain shrinking faster than normal, and the trial (NCT01518660) indicates that resistance training can slow the shrinking or even make some brain areas grow.
The research, “Can resistance training impact MRI outcomes in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis?” was published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal.
Long-term Tysabri Treatment Improved Quality of Life and Satisfaction with Therapy in Relapsing MS Patients, Study Finds
I love studies that report the quality of a patient’s life is being improved by a therapy. They can give all of us hope. In this case, the therapy is Tysabri and the improvements are reported to be both physical and mental over three years. But, a caution as you read story. This is another study that was paid for by the company that makes the drug, in this case Biogen, and the study’s lead author has received consulting and speaking payments from that pharmaceutical company and others.
The study, ”Long-term natalizumab treatment is associated with sustained improvements in quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis,” appeared in the journal Patient Preference and Adherence.
This article, by, reports on a neat tool for assessing someone’s cognitive health. It’s a computerized “game” that can be used in a doctor’s office or in someone’s home.
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