Trial of Weekly, Intense Exercise in Delaying Parkinson’s Starts Enrolling

Trial of Weekly, Intense Exercise in Delaying Parkinson’s Starts Enrolling

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Trial of Weekly, Intense Exercise in Delaying Parkinson’s Starts Enrolling

Enrollment of Parkinson’s patients has begun in a clinical trial seeking to determine whether high-intensity endurance treadmill exercise can slow progression in people with early stage disease who have not begun taking Parkinson’s medications. Called a Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise or SPARX3 (NCT04284436), the Northwestern University-sponsored clinical trial aims to build upon an earlier study (NCT01506479) that provided evidence that such exercise, four times a week, is more effective than regular moderate-intensity workouts at slowing a worsening…

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