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The researchers compared the lifestyles of 1,557 adults diagnosed with MND in their mid-60s with 2,922 people of a similar age without the condition.READ MORE: New MRI scanners will help cut diagnosis test waiting times, says Shona Robison They found that while sports stars had a higher chance of increased risk, that risk drops significantly to 6 per cent for keep-fit fans who workout regularly in their leisure time.

They attend the 429 schools in the NCAA's Division III, where by definition, sports are supposed to take a backseat to education.

Many elite liberal arts colleges, such as Amherst, Middlebury, Pomona, Carleton, and Bryn Mawr, belong to D-III.

“Small private schools have amazing supplies of money for talent and leadership awards,” observes Scott Brayton, who is founder of Varsity Student Institute in Bellevue, Wash., which has advised hundreds of student athletes.

The simple truth, he says: D-III schools can award any kind of financial aid they want, “as long as they don’t call it an athletic scholarship.” A college that wants your child can offer a merit scholarship based on his or her academic record, special talents, or the catch-all category known as “leadership.” Leadership scholarships go to teenagers who have demonstrated “leadership abilities” in various activities, including student government, charitable work, and other extracurriculars.

"Decreasing the risk of these common conditions may be a trade-off with increasing the risk of a relatively rare disease such as ALS." Commenting on the findings of the observational study, Professor Tara Spires-Jones, from the University of Edinburgh, said it did not prove physical activity causes MND and that other factors that increase with physical activity levels could be the cause of the risk.

READ MORE: New MRI scanners will help cut diagnosis test waiting times, says Shona Robison She said: "It is important to keep in mind that ALS is a relatively rare disease affecting around two in every 100,000 people and that physical activity protects us from much more common diseases including Alzheimer's, heart disease, diabetes and cancer, which together affect more than 10 million people in the UK today." Nick Cole, head of research at the Motor Neurone Disease Association, said the link between exercise and the development of the condition "is a very subtle one".Intense exercise could increase the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND), research suggests.People who are the most physically active, such athletes and footballers, could be as much as 26 per cent more likely to go on to suffer from the devastating condition.The NCAA theoretically forbids using leadership scholarships for sports.But jocks capture them anyway, according to Brayton.Officially, financial favoritism for athletes at D-III schools is strictly forbidden.

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