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Study links Type 2 diabetes to lower ALS risk

A new study has found a reduced risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in patients with Type 2 diabetes, Medical News Today reported. The study, conducted by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and published in JAMA Neurology, analyzed data from Danish nationals to examine a link between diabetes- and obesity-related hospital admissions, and the risk of being diagnosed with ALS.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Although there may be an association with lower risk of ALS, there is a much higher association of type 2 diabetes with increased risk of Alzheimer’s.

 

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