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Did Lou Gehrig Have ALS?

By: CBS
By: CBS

Lou Gehrig may not have had what's known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

The baseball player suffered numerous head injuries on the field.

Scientists studying spinal cord levels discovered unique proteins in three athletes who suffered head injuries and developed symptoms of ALS, but other ALS patients don't have those proteins.

That's sparking speculation that Lou Gehrig and other athletes could have had a similar, but different illness.


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