Indigenous Groups in Canada May Have Highest Rate of SBMA in World

Indigenous Groups in Canada May Have Highest Rate of SBMA in World

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Indigenous Groups in Canada May Have Highest Rate of SBMA in World

People of Indigenous descent in Canada seem to have the highest prevalence of spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) of any populations in the world, according to a new study. Compared to an SBMA prevalence of one to two per 100,000 in the general population, it’s 14.7 per 100,000 people in the Indigenous population. The study, “Highly Elevated Prevalence of Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy in Indigenous Communities in Canada Due to a Founder Effect,” was published…

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