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Epilepsy risk may be decreased through exercise

By , September 7th, 2013 | Health | 0 Comments

A study conducted in Sweden that looked at 1.17 million Swedish men who had enlisted for military service at the age of 18. They had completed cardiovascular fitness test before their recruitment. These men were followed up and 6796 of them developed epilepsy.

According to the results of the study the men with high fitness level had 80% less chance of becoming epileptic as opposed to men with low fitness level.

“There’s a lot of relationships between fitness and neurological functions, especially in the developing brain, said study researcher Dr. Elinor Ben-Menachem, professor of neurology and epilepsy at University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

There are many different causes for epilepsy; problems during pregnancy can lead to epilepsy as well. Traumatic brain injuries caused by accidents are also contributors to epilepsy. Childhood accidents or falls might lead to epilepsy later when they are adults.

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