Frequent, Intense Exercise May Promote ALS in Those With Risk Genes

Frequent, Intense Exercise May Promote ALS in Those With Risk Genes

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Frequent, Intense Exercise May Promote ALS in Those With Risk Genes

Strenuous, intense exercise done frequently is an environmental risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in people with ALS risk genes, particularly those who carry a faulty C9ORF72 gene, a study concluded. Future research is needed to better understand and identify people at disease risk due to such exercise, and to develop appropriate lifestyle advice for them and their families, its researchers said. “It is clear that, for the majority of individuals, the health benefits of a physically active lifestyle…

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