Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is characterized by selective and progressive degeneration of motoneurons (MNs). Although the etiology of the disease is unknown, glutamate toxicity and reactive oxygen species toxicity have been strongly implicated in ALS pathophysiology, Training exercise has been proposed to provide a beneficial therapy during the early or late stages of ALS; however, some studies showed deleterious effects of exercise on survival in ALS.
Elbasiouny, S. M.,
& Schuster, J. E.
(2011). The Effect of Training on Motoneuron Survival in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Which Motoneuron Type is Saved?. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 18.