Skip to comments.ALS rate in young Gulf war vets unusually high
Posted on 09/22/2003 10:54:56 PM PDT by JohnHuang2Edited on 07/12/2004 4:08:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
DALLAS — An unusually high number of young Gulf war veterans have been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, two studies show.
A study published in yesterday's issue of Neurology shows that veterans of the 1991 war younger than 45 have developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal motor neuron disease, nearly three times more frequently than normal.
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