Norway: Lower Risk of ALS Seen for Men With High Levels of Physical Activity, Fitness

For men, high levels of physical activity and fitness are associated with reduced risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a study published online June 27 in Neurology.

Anders M. Vaage, M.D., from Akershus University Hospital in Lørenskog Norway, and colleagues examined the relationship between indicators of physical activity and fitness and long-term ALS risk using data from a large Norwegian cardiovascular health survey. The risk of ALS was assessed according to levels of self-reported physical activity in three categories: sedentary; minimum four hours/week of walking or cycling; and minimum four hours/week of recreational sports or hard training.

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