Risk of ALS Increases Nearly Fourfold in NFL Players

Risk of ALS Increases Nearly Fourfold in NFL Players

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Risk of ALS Increases Nearly Fourfold in NFL Players

Athletes who have played in the National Football League (NFL) are significantly more likely than the general population to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a new study. “These findings indicate that athletes who played in the NFL have a nearly 4 times greater rate of developing, and dying from, ALS,” its researchers concluded. The results also indicated that the risk of ALS was higher in athletes who played football longer. The findings add…

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