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Regular exercise helps preventing stroke

Shillong: Regular exercise could play an important therapeutic role in stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases among the elder people, Hungarian scientist Z Radak said on Monday.

“Regular exercises positively affect the brain function as well as play an important preventive and therapeutic role in stroke, Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases,” Radak said while taking part at an international symposium on Ageing held here.

The Hungarian scientist said Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) are continuously generated during aerobic metabolism apart from stimulating a number of stress responses and activate gene expression for a wide range of proteins.

The ROS, necessary activators of stress responses, activate gene expression for a wide range of proteins, he said.

“Data from our laboratories indicate that exercise induced modulation of ROS levels plays a role in the protein content….,” the scientist said.

Radak observed that regular exercise improves the physiological performance of skeletal and cardiac muscle which decrease the incidence of a wide range of diseases including heart and vascular.

Themed Problems and prospects of elderly in today’s world, the three day symposium which is also the 16th biennial conference of the Association of Gerontology in the country held at the North Eastern Hill University here drew participants from Japan, Germany, USA and from hosts India.

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