November 5, 2018

Benefits of Exercise for Parkinson’s Patients Linked to Increased Dopamine Release, [PET] Study Suggests

All patients underwent two PET scans, one before and one after exercising on a stationary cycle, to determine whether exercise affects the release of natural dopamine in the dorsal striatum — a region of the brain involved in the control of movement. PET scans were performed after overnight withdrawal from dopaminergic medication. {read more here}