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Statin Use and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis--ALS

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This leads to progressive weakness and disability.  Eventually, a patient with ALS will be unable to move his/her arms and legs and, in later stages, the breathing muscles are affected.   Death usually occurs from two to five years after the diagnosis.

As a physician, I hate seeing an ALS patient.  Seeing a patient with ALS makes me angry and upset.    There are no known effective treatments for this condition.  Over the last few decades, ALS is occurring more frequently and in younger patients.

A Canadian article about ALS states, "{Physicians are} uncovering surprising links between ALS and other diseases, like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and frontotemporal dementia, which were once thought to be completely unrelated… (1)

What could be the link between the increasingly common diagnoses of ALS, Parkinson's and Dementia?

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