Too Little, Too Much Physical Activity May Shorten Survival

Too Little, Too Much Physical Activity May Shorten Survival

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Too Little, Too Much Physical Activity May Shorten Survival

Total job- and leisure-related physical activity over a lifetime is not a risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but heavy physical activity on the job is associated with a nearly two-times greater risk of ALS, a study in Germany shows. Also, ALS patients reporting pre-diagnosis and current moderate physical activity showed the best survival, while both inactivity and regular, vigorous activity were linked to shorter survival times, suggesting that activity intensity influences disease course.…

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