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ALS Awareness Month of May: Military/Veterans at Greater Risk of Developing ALS

Date Posted: Monday, May 27, 2024

Category: Health Care - International

The ALS Association’s Defense Health Research Programs office reported:

‘The ALS Association has developed a report, “ALS in the Military: Unexpected Consequences of Military Service,” that details the numerous studies that have been conducted which have found that:

Military veterans, regardless of the branch of service, regardless of the era in which they served, and regardless of whether they served during a time of peace or a time of war, are at a greater risk of dying from ALS than if they had not served in the military. The full report is available on The ALS Association’s website, www.alsa.org/Military and includes reviews of numerous studies, reports, and other evidence demonstrating the link between ALS and military service.’

Read the full article at: ALS Association