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Old 12-29-2011, 01:42 PM #15 (permalink)
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Default Re: Research Question about the Origin of ALS

Okie, they have not identified a neurotoxin responsible for ALS. Helens answer is a good one.
I think it's like most diseases, we are born with a whole set of locks in our genetic makeup. If, during our lifetime we are exposed to certain elements, lifestyle, or whatever, we can stumble inadvertently ( or sometimes advertently as it smoking and obesity) into the " key" that turns the lock and we develop the condition.
Far too simplistist I know, but helps.
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