EBioMedicine suggests that regular, high-intensity exercise may increase the risk for motor neuron disease -- which affects a person's ability to talk, move and breathe -- in people with a genetic predisposition for the disease. Researchers believe that low oxygen levels brought on by intense exercise could produce oxidative stress in motor neurons, potentially leading to cell damage and cell death."/> EBioMedicine suggests that regular, high-intensity exercise may increase the risk for motor neuron disease -- which affects a person's ability to talk, move and breathe -- in people with a genetic predisposition for the disease. Researchers believe that low oxygen levels brought on by intense exercise could produce oxidative stress in motor neurons, potentially leading to cell damage and cell death."/> Heavy exercise may increase risk for motor neuron disease

Heavy exercise may increase risk for motor neuron disease

2021-06-11

A study published in EBioMedicine suggests that regular, high-intensity exercise may increase the risk for motor neuron disease -- which affects a person's ability to talk, move and breathe -- in people with a genetic predisposition for the disease. Researchers believe that low oxygen levels brought on by intense exercise could produce oxidative stress in motor neurons, potentially leading to cell damage and cell death.

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