Obese people bear more chances of survival in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rare but debilitating nerve disease. The recent studies performed on the epidemiology of this disease revealed that fact that people who were mildly obese were less prone to developing this disease than the people who were of normal weight. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) causes tremendous loss of weight in the afflicted individuals and therefore leads to the lowering of overall Body Mass Index. This metabolic alteration is duly compensated by the marginally high BMI of afflicted individuals.