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Research confirms connection between boxing and Parkinson's

from By Denise A. Valenti

The rope-a-dope boxing strategy is one that is strongly associated with Muhammad Ali and his fight against George Foreman in 1974. A legend in the boxing world, Ali died in June at age 74 from respiratory complications related to his 30-year battle with Parkinson's disease. It comes as little surprise, but new research shows the life of a boxer — and in particular the rope-a-dope style — may contribute to expression of Parkinson's disease at such a young age. more

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