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Did Lou Gehrig not die from Lou Gehrig's disease? [View All]

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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-10 03:25 PM
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Did Lou Gehrig not die from Lou Gehrig's disease?
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A recent study indicates that possible repeated TBI (traumatic brain injuries) may have been the cause of the degenerative muscle symptoms to which Gehrig eventually succumbed.
He played Major League Baseball in the pre-helmet era, and was beaned on at least seven occasions. He also played high school and college football when players wore thin leather helmets.


(And how long before our grunts returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan with TBIs suffer a similar fate?)
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