Monday, November 10, 2008

Soccer players more prone to Motor Neuron Disease

Dozens of former "football" players have died from the paralyzing ailment, one form of which is commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, to the extent that in Italy, professional soccer players, especially midfielders, are seven times more likely to develop the disease than the general population. So far, scientists have yet to establish a link between the sport and the activity.

  • Footballers fall prey to fatal disease [Times Online UK]