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Parkinson’s Disease

Tango Classes Put Parkinson’s Patients a Step Ahead

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) — Not only is the tango a dance of romance and passion, it also helps improve balance and mobility in people with Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests.

Researchers at the Washington University in St. Louis medical school compared the effects of Argentine tango lessons and exercise classes on the functional mobility of 19 Parkinson’s patients. The patients were randomly assigned to do 20 one-hour tango classes or group strength and exercise sessions designed for Parkinson’s patients and the elderly. (more…)