Professor Matthew Keirnan of the University of NSW led a research team that examined the effectiveness of a 12 week training program for MND patients aiming to strengthen the muscles that help us breathe in. The training regime had a high rate of compliance and after 12 weeks breathing capacity and other measures were tested. The researchers state that their results suggest that the 12-week programme has the potential to strengthen the inhalation muscles and delay progression of the loss of air intake in MND patients. This will now move on to Phase III trials.

Source: International MND research update -September 2009, Dr Justin Yerbury for MNDRIA

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