Exercise is good, but brain and body is better for Huntington's disease
Huntington's disease, Memory Loss and Brain
Scientists at Melbourne's Howard Florey Institute have shown that physical exercise can delay onset of memory loss in Huntington's disease (HD), but a combination of mental and physical exercise is more beneficial in delaying the fatal genetic disease's symptoms.
Dr Anthony Hannan's ground-breaking nature-versus-nurture studies have previously shown that a combination of mental and physical exercise could delay the onset and progression of Huntington's disease, but then he asked the question, "Is exercise alone responsible for these dramatic effects?"
Dr Hannan explains why exercise combined with mental stimulation showed the most dramatic benefits in