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18 August 2010

Links to Lou Gehrig's disease

There appears to be a connection between head injuries in athletes and Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a new study.

There appears to be a connection between head injuries in athletes and Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a new study.

McKee launched her study after noticing that ALS appears to affect an unusually high number of football players. People with ALS lose the ability to move and speak as the disease attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

 
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