Patients with diabetes type II diabetes suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis much less than the human population in General. Apparently, there is a correlation between the accumulation of fats in the bloodstream and reduce the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The researchers assessed data on the health status of 3,650 patients with amyotrophic sclerosis, diagnosed in 1982-2009 years and compared them with health 365000 people without this disease.
The presence of diabetes, according to the results, repeatedly reduced the risk of developing the disease. Interestingly, diabetes mellitus of the first type, on the contrary, increased the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a slowly progressive disease, associated with a gradual paralysis of the limbs and muscle atrophy. The disease is quite rare.