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Studies tie Lou Gehrig's disease to Gulf War vets, MS next?

"the journal Neurology conclude that Gulf War veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general public. The reasons are not clear. And although some scientists still question the Gulf War-ALS link, others suspect that veterans of that conflict also might be at a higher risk for other neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease.
Meanwhile, Robinson says, his organization is pressuring the VA for similar research into multiple sclerosis. "In my group alone, we have over 70 Gulf War veterans who have MS," he says. "We formed a group called MS Vets. We have told the VA that we think there is a statistical significance in veterans."

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November 2, 2003 in research | Permalink