Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
Osler noted, ‘It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has’. In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a previously functional motor system undergoes a catastrophic, typically rapid degeneration, with a median survival from symptom onset of 3 years.1 Understanding who is at high risk for what appears as a sporadic disorder for most is axiomatic to any long-term vision of primary prevention. Huisman et al2 now present a questionnaire-led, population-based, case–control study of 636 patients and 2166 controls in relation to premorbid physical activity.
ALS abruptly ended the career of American …
Contributors MRT wrote the commentary alone.
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.