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Multiple Concussions Now Linked to ALS in Football Players

By Big House Bob On August - 18 - 2010

You know if you follow this blog that I am very interested in the research and long term effects of concussions in football. If you get a chance to catch Real Sports on HBO, I suggest you try to watch an episode. It's not only one of the best sports shows on TV, it's one of the best shows on TV period. 

On last night's episode there was a story about how concussions and brain damage can lead to the deadly disease ALS, which is commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.  A number of football players and boxers have fallen victim to this disease at an early age after retirement (some in their 40s or 50s).

This is not just a factor when it comes to American Football, many soccer players have fallen victim to the same disease in Europe. I'm not a physician, so I won't do this justice, but here is what I learned last night. 

We now know that multiple concussions or head collisions can caus...

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