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Newswise — Article title: Maximal strength training in patients with Parkinson's disease: Impact on efferent neural drive, force generating capacity, and functional performance

Authors: Jan Helgerud, Simon Nørskov Thomsen, Jan Hoff, Arild Strandbråten, Gunnar Leivseth, Runar Jakobsen Unhjem, Eivind Wang

From the authors: “This randomized controlled trial documents that supervised high-intensity strength training improves efferent neural drive, maximal muscle strength, rate of force development and functional performance in patients with Parkinson´s disease.” 

This study is highlighted as one of October’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.