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Articles with the topic: exercise

More evidence points to Huntington's disease exercise benefit

More evidence points to Huntington's disease exercise benefit

Dr Tamara Maiuri on December 09, 2013

A news article reports that a "breakthrough" program of physical, mental, and social stimulation could "halt Huntington's progression". Sounds pretty exciting — but does the science back up the hype?

Exercise increases cellular recycling

Exercise increases cellular recycling

Dr Tony Hannan on May 11, 2012

We know that exercise slows down symptom progression in HD mice, but we don't know why. New research has shown that exercise boosts a cellular recycling process in mouse muscle. These findings could increase our understanding of HD and help develop drugs.

An active lifestyle may make a difference to HD symptoms

An active lifestyle may make a difference to HD symptoms

Deepti Babu on January 10, 2011

We all know that exercise and staying active are good for everyone, whether or not they are at risk of developing HD. A new study of lifestyle activities in people with the HD mutation suggests that staying active is even more important in HD, and that passive habits – especially during the teenage years – might be one factor that can cause earlier onset of HD symptoms.