Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Dietary neurotoxin linked to Alzheimer's and ALS

This article talks about some more study that's been done on folks from Guam who are getting ALS at a much higher rate than the rest of the population. There's a chemical they're eating which looks a lot like some protein that we have normally. This chemical gets put into amino acids in place of the original protein and poisons the body over time as they're broken down.

They stress that the study uses a data set that's too small for solid conclusions, but it's interesting, and I hope they keep looking at it.
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