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ALS: Most physically active have ’26 percent higher risk’

ALS: Most physically active have ’26 percent higher risk’

A new study reveals evidence of a link between physical activity and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which supports the idea that a history of vigorous exercise may raise the risk of developing the rare neurological disorder. Too much exercise may raise the risk of ALS, particularly in those who are genetically predisposed. The research, conducted by […]

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ALS: How ‘toxic’ proteins could protect neurons

ALS: How ‘toxic’ proteins could protect neurons

Researchers have now investigated the mechanisms of a protein called SOD1 that is known to play a role in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and they uncovered some surprising findings. Researchers suggest that proteins thought to destroy neurons in people with ALS may actually have the opposite effect. The scientists found that while small aggregates of SOD1 […]

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Diesel exhaust may raise risk of neurological disease

Diesel exhaust may raise risk of neurological disease

The risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may be increased for people who are frequently exposed to diesel exhaust, new research suggests. Researchers found that men exposed to diesel exhaust in their jobs were more likely to develop ALS. In a study of more than 1,600 adults, scientists working at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of […]