There is no association between increased physical activity and the risk of developing ALS, according to a new study published in the January 25 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The new study contradicts previous studies linking risk of developing ALS to excessive physical activity and a slim physique.
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), sometimes called "Lou Gehrigs Disease" after the famous baseball player whose career was cut short by the disease, is a progressive disease of the nervous system, often causing death in three to five years.
For the large case-controlled study, researchers compared occupational and leisure time physical activities of 219 ALS patients and 254 controls. All study participants were measured on early, late, and total physical activity: until the age of 25; until one year before the onset of the disease; and the last 10 years before the onset of the disease.
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