15 years ago, patients suffering from multiple sclerosis were recommended not to do heavy exercise. Physicians believed that heavy exercise potentially accelerated progression of the disease.
A Danish study disproves the validity of these recommendations with the results of a newly published case-control trial. The study enrolled 35 participants suffering from multiple sclerosis and had a duration of six months. The intervention group did heavy resistance training twice a week as opposed to the control group, who did not receive any interventions.
The results show that heavy resistance training have several positive benefits: The intervention group had better physical mobility and suffered less from fatigue than the control group. Post intervention, MR scans further documented neuroprotective effects of heavy resistance training compared to MR scans of the control group, resulting in a slower progression of disease.
Read more about the trial here.
Ministerial delegation visit from Croatia
"I am pleased with everything I have seen and with the hospitality extended to me and my colleagues during our stay in Denmark. We are grateful to the Healthcare DENMARK team for being wonderful hosts to us and for the excellent organization of our visit."
- Dario Nakić, Croatian Minister of Health