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Can amyotrophic lateral sclerosis be prevented?

There are no known methods for preventing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The root causes of the disease remain unknown, making it difficult to predict and control. People whose family members have ALS should be especially aware of the possibility of early symptoms.

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