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(Guardian)   Enjoy a regular hard workout? Does Lou Gehrig's Disease mean anything to you?   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Motor neuron, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Motor neurone disease, Spinal cord, motor neurone disease, Genetics, Epidemiology, Regular strenuous exercise  
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4 days ago  
I'm guessing 99.9% of the visitors to Fark have nothing to worry about
 
4 days ago  
Ha! Exer-suckers, I knew it!

[stops ranting to pant for several seconds]

My neurons are happy pressing my recliner into sweet, ketone-releasing submission [continues smarmy panting].
 
4 days ago  
Enjoy a regular hard workout?

Sir and/or madman, this is Fark. Please make a note of it.
 
4 days ago  
I'm 5'9 and 225 pounds. Intense exercise is not an issue for me.
My wife wanted a Peloton treadmill last year. Used it for about six months before it just became part of the decor. As soon as that recall came out, that treadmill was gone. Full refund thankfully.
 
4 days ago  
MND = ALS?
 
4 days ago  
Well, it's coming up on 10 a.m.  Time I start rolling out of the beanbag chair in time for dinner.
 
4 days ago  

Billy Liar: MND = ALS?


That is correct.

I'm a bit dubious of the 1 in 400 number they mention, all the data I've ever seen was approximately 1 in 20,000 at most.
 
4 days ago  
Also wanted to add this is on of those crappy science article that doesn't bother to look at the whole picture. If you don't work out, smoke, etc. you're chances of dying of heart attack, stroke, what have you, is significantly higher than the increased risk of ALS/MND. I really wish news articles would put context like that into these stories, otherwise we might get a clickbate article that get hosted on some garbage site like Reddit, or worse, Fark.
 
4 days ago  

Reverend J: Billy Liar: MND = ALS?

That is correct.

I'm a bit dubious of the 1 in 400 number they mention, all the data I've ever seen was approximately 1 in 20,000 at most.


Yeah, 1/400 seems pretty high.  I assume MND is a much broader spectrum, but that seems high for almost anything.
 
4 days ago  
So maybe ol' Lou should have taken the occasional day off?
 
4 days ago  
So they see a significant increase in correlation to athletes in sports, which is not ONE factor but a set of factors. Any chance rather than jumping to the conclusion it must be strenuous exercise that it might be the sports themselves (or more precisely certain activities within those sports)?
 
4 days ago  

Brawndo: I'm guessing 99.9% of the visitors to Fark have nothing to worry about


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4 days ago  
I only work out as intensely as I feel that I can for the day (sometimes that's literally just stretching), and I take the Marius Pudzianowski approach (minus the steroids and insane daily caloric intake) with regard to my workout length, seldom exercising for more than 60-75 minutes at a time.

At 35, I'm in the best shape of my life.
 
4 days ago  
You're just gonna die
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4 days ago  
I had a neighbor who died from ALS.  He was a marathon runner before he became ill.  I didn't think the article implied exercise was bad, but I am curious as to what constitutes very strenuous exercise.  A test to find out of if you're at risk would be good too.
 
4 days ago  

Reverend J: Also wanted to add this is on of those crappy science article that doesn't bother to look at the whole picture. If you don't work out, smoke, etc. you're chances of dying of heart attack, stroke, what have you, is significantly higher than the increased risk of ALS/MND. I really wish news articles would put context like that into these stories, otherwise we might get a clickbate article that get hosted on some garbage site like Reddit, or worse, Fark.


Yes, this will kill you so let's not talk about how that will kill you. Great reasoning
 
4 days ago  
Oh for fark's sake.
 
4 days ago  
I'm at risk for Wilford Brimley disease.
 
4 days ago  

Reverend J: Also wanted to add this is on of those crappy science article that doesn't bother to look at the whole picture. If you don't work out, smoke, etc. you're chances of dying of heart attack, stroke, what have you, is significantly higher than the increased risk of ALS/MND. I really wish news articles would put context like that into these stories, otherwise we might get a clickbate article that get hosted on some garbage site like Reddit, or worse, Fark.


Ask yourself which of those you'd rather die of, obviously 'not dying' isn't an option.

To me ALS/MND sounds like one of the worst ways to go, and a heart attack one of the best.
 
3 days ago  
My grandmother died of ALS last Christmas, was fully paralyzed for over 4 years.  I will happily take a hot shot of fentanyl if diagnosed.
 
3 days ago  
FTA: previous studies have suggested it is six times greater in professional football players

So, is it vigorous exercise; or

getting one's head banged about; or

the fertilizer used on the grass on sports ball fields?
 
3 days ago  

Bruscar: FTA: previous studies have suggested it is six times greater in professional football players

So, is it vigorous exercise; or

getting one's head banged about; or

the fertilizer used on the grass on sports ball fields?


Can't be too careful, best avoid all three.
 
3 days ago  

Bruscar: FTA: previous studies have suggested it is six times greater in professional football players

So, is it vigorous exercise; or

getting one's head banged about; or

the fertilizer used on the grass on sports ball fields?


Football is not football.
 
3 days ago  
Choose your destructor: atherosclerosis or AML sclerosis.

Or just do milder workouts I guess
 
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