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    Region with lots of ALS

    Yes, it is. The levels of ALS in Guam dropped because the population of fruit bats (and the fruit in question) dropped drastically as the population grew. They have found that same toxin in many other places, though. Particularly where there are many lakes. That's not to say that everyone...
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    Region with lots of ALS

    Guam also has one of the highest rates of ALS in the world. 400 people per 100,000, I believe. They traced it back to a toxin found in their diets that comes from fruit bats and certain nuts. The same toxin has been found in lakes around the US where ALS rates are high. This is not to say...
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    Give Forward

    My father was recently diagnosed with ALS, and it is frightening to see how fast the disease is progressing. It's only been a few weeks, and he's already in a wheelchair. In hindsight I know that there were warning signs, but it seemed to come out of nowhere. I've been reading some of the...