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Link Shown Between Military Service And Risk For ALS

A news report suggests that there is growing evidence of a link between developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known //as Lou Gehrig's disease and military service.

This is a fatal neurodegenerative disease which is very rare. More research is needed as there have been very few studies on the relationship between the disease and military service as mentioned in a report from the US Institute of Medicine.

Dr Richard T Johnson said 'The connection is pretty strong statistically, the risk [of developing ALS] is small. It's only a 50 percent increase in risk,' Dr Richard is the chairman of the committee that published this report. He is also a Distinguished Service Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine.

Of the five studies, three that were done among Gulf War veterans found that the chance of veterans developing ALS was two times higher than for the general population, or for veterans who weren't in that 1990-1991 war.

This study was done on 5 war veterans from the Gulf War It is found that the chances of developing the disease were as high as two and half times when compared to the general population. The chances for developing the disease are also higher when compared to other war veterans who were not part of the 1990-1991 war.

A further study mentioned that the risk of developing the disease had a 1.5 fold increase before the Gulf War. However a fifth study did not find any relationship between ALS and military service.

About 0.01 percent of the U.S. population, some 20,000 to 30,000 people develop ALS. Those with the disease experience a progressive breakdown of nerve cells that control the muscles, eventually resulting in paralysis and death.

Patients with the disease have a progressive breakdown of nerve cells which control the muscles. This eventually leads to paralysis and death. There are aournd 20,000 to 30,000 people which are 0.01 percent o
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