Being active could be linked to risk of motor neuron disease

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People who are physically active either for work or for leisure may be at a higher risk of developing motor neuron disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, according to Dutch research. The study found that the more active a person has been, the higher their risk of having ALS. The researchers say that this higher risk might be a trade off for the many well known benefits of exercise, especially in those who are genetically predisposed to ALS.

Period24 Apr 2018

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