Physical Activity Reduces Epilepsy Incidence

An illustration by Linnéa Haviland showing a collage of a face, the brain and a cross-country skier.

 

This week, the results from a retrospective cohort study lead by Christine Ekdahl Clementson, Epilepsy Center, Lund University, was published in Sports Medicine Open. The incidence of epilepsy was investigated during 20 years in a cohort of 200 000 participants from the long-distance Swedish cross-country ski race Vasaloppet and the results show that it was reduced to close to 50% compared to the control group.

These results together with experimental findings in epilepsy-prone knockout mice indicate that physical activity may prevent or delay the development of epilepsy.

 

In Swedish at lu.se

Read the article by Ahl et. al here

december 19, 2019

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