Blood pressure medication can lower ALS risk: First drug treatment for illness?

November 11, 2014 10:39 PM

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Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI's) could treat the effects of Lou Gehrig's disease, becoming the first drug to treat the illness. (Photo : Columbia University)

Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) are a class of hypertension drugs commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure, and a new study finds the drug can also combat ALS.

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