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Researchers have found that the Chinese martial art of tai chi could slow down the [progressive / progression] of Parkinson's disease by [yearly / years] . Tai chi, with its slow, meditative and [deliberate / deliberately] movements, is known [to / for] benefit physical and mental well-being. Doctors from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine [conduced / conducted] a five-year study [in / on] people with Parkinson's. The researchers discovered that the condition progressed [at / of] a slower rate in those who practiced tai chi. They observed fewer [falls / fails] , and less dizziness and back pain in the tai chi practitioners. The researchers also [denoted / noted] that the cognitive function of the test participants who regularly practiced tai chi [defibrillated / deteriorated] more slowly.

Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that [effects / affects] the nerves and muscles. It progressively [courses / causes] unintended or uncontrollable movements, such [was / as] shaking, stiffness, and difficulty [with / wither] balance and coordination. People with Parkinson's may [eventual / eventually] have difficulties walking and talking. One of the most famous people with Parkinson's was the heavyweight [boxer / boxing] champion Muhammad Ali. The researchers suggest that [done / doing] tai chi could keep symptoms of Parkinson's at [bay / day] for years. They said: "The long-term beneficial effect of tai chi on Parkinson's could [prologue / prolong] the time without disability, leading to a higher quality of life, a lower burden for caregivers and a reduction [on / in] drug use."

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