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Frequent Strenuous Exercise Increases Risk of Motor Neurone Disease

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Frequent strenuous exercise increases the risk of developing motor neuron disease (MND) in certain people, new research from the University of Sheffield has found.

The findings, published in the journal EBioMedicine, show a causal relationship between exercise and MND, with high-intensity physical activity likely to contribute to motor neuron injury, but only in individuals with a predisposing genetic profile.

Scientists at the University of Sheffield believe the pioneering study represents a significant step towards unraveling the link between high levels of physical activity and the development of the neurodegenerative condition which affects approximately 5,000 people ...