Hypertension Medication Lowers ALS Risk

November 11, 2014 7:25 PM

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This type of antihypertensive medication is widely used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Researchers compared 729 people diagnosed with ALS to 14,580 people without the condition and concluded that individuals who had developed ALS had a significantly smaller likelihood of having used ACE inhibitors prior to diagnosis.

The study showed that among those who consumed 449.5 times the generally accepted daily dosage of ACE inhibitor over a period of 4 years had a significantly lower risk of developing ALS. The odds of developing the disease in the following year were 57 percent smaller than that of ACE inhibitor nonus...

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