History of vigorous leisure-time physical activity and early onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), data from the national ALS registry: 2010–2018

Affiliates Jaime Raymond [1], Paul Mehta [1], Ted Larson [1], Pam Factor-Litvak [2], Bryn Davis [1], and Kevin Horton [1]


[1] Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
[2] Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Journal Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal degeneration
Summary This study sought to further characterize the association between vigorous physical activity (VPA) during adolescence and early adulthood and receiving an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosis. Linear regression estimates suggest a positive association between VPA before age 35 and receiving an ALS diagnosis.
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