An article today in ALS News Today discusses possible risk factors associated with ALS. https://alsnewstoday.com/2020/02/28/trauma-sports-herbicides-other-factors-may-increase-als-risk-small-study-suggests/ The article discusses a correlation between head trauma, certain supplements, smoking and herbicides and a greater risk of ALS. It does not state that any of these things are a direct cause of ALS.
A major piece of the ALS study I volunteer for includes collecting information on environmental factors such as diets, lifestyle, physical activities, chemical exposure, medical conditions, etc. They update this information 5 times a year. All of the information they gather is shared with other researchers.
When you were diagnosed did your medical team ask any questions about environmental factors? If yes, did they use that information for research purposes? If you have been involved in a clinical trial or research study, did they collect information on environmental factors?
What are your thoughts?
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