Rower with Parkinson's Robin Buttery crosses Indian Ocean
A man with Parkinson's disease, who rowed across the Indian Ocean for research into the condition, says his symptoms have improved as a result.
Robin Buttery, 47, who was diagnosed in 2015, was part of a four-man team which took 70 days to cover the 3,600 nautical miles from Australia to Mauritius in September 2018.
The 47-year-old, from Leicester, who said he did not describe himself as an adventurer, replied to an advert for the challenge on a Parkinson's forum.
Researchers from Oxford Brookes University, who examined Mr Buttery during his training and after he returned, believe it has showed exercise can have a beneficial effect on the symptoms of the disease.
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14 Jan 2019