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Professional football and MND – looking at the evidence

Professional football and MND – looking at the evidence

Reading Time: 7 minutes Last year professional football players, Len Johnrose and Stephen Darby, announced they’d been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND). This follows previous announcements from other prominent footballers in this country and across the world in recent years. Is it the case that professional football players are more prone to developing MND than the general population?…

Lifestyle & environment: Highlights from Glasgow

Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog is part of the ‘Highlights from Glasgow’ collection of articles, where you can read about the content of some of the talks and posters presented at the 29th International Symposium on ALS/MND. In the Epidemiology session (5C), several talks focused on the risk associated with various lifetime events, and the demographics of people…

What’s going on inside? Possible mechanisms associated with physical activity and MND

Reading Time: 5 minutes Physical activity and MND – part 3 This is the final blog article in our trio of blogs that are looking at physical activity and MND. The first two have addressed the questions ‘did the amount of physical activity I undertook before my diagnosis cause my MND?’ and ‘can I continue with physical activity after my…