Use of antibiotics and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in a Swedish population

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Takeaway

  • Use of antibiotics was correlated with a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a Swedish population.

Why this matters

  • There is a potential causal relationship between antibiotics use and risk of developing ALS.

  • The underlying biological mechanism for this needs to be clarified but could be linked to a disrupted gut microbiome.

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