SEX could soon be prescribed for Parkinson’s patients following a study.
Experts analysed the lives of 355 sufferers and found a clear link between regular romps and lower levels of depression and disability.
Sex could soon be prescribed for Parkinson’s patients following a study[/caption]
The findings have led those behind the research to encourage GPs to inquire about patients’ bedroom antics.
A link was only established in men but that could be because women were under-represented in the study by Imperial College London and Salerno University in Italy.
It wasn’t clear why nooky had such an effect but it’s thought the co-ordination required while making love could boost brain health.
In the UK 145,000 people live with the incurable disease, with two diagnosed every hour.
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Specialist Parkinson’s nurse Daiga Heisters told The Sunday Times all exercise was a good option, adding: “Put your sports kit on and get hot and sweaty with activities such as tennis, running and cycling.
“Or you could try sex.”
Sex is also good for the heart, the immune system and blood pressure, previous studies have found.
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