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Unformatted text preview: developing the disease. Environmental Factors Individuals who exercise have shown to do better with the disease. However, once the gene for Huntingtons disease is inherited it will be expressed eventually, regardless of lifestyle or any other environmental factors. Treatments There is no cure for Huntingtons disease. Some treatments are available and are focused on reducing severity of treatment. Most cause side effects. The only FDA approved treatment is Tetrabenazine (Xenazine) which works to treat chorea associated with Huntingtons disease. Facilities Many support systems and facilities are available for those affected by Huntingtons disease. These include: Social workers Genetic Testing Centers Support groups Clinical Trials Huntingtons Disease Society of America www.hdsa.org...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course 830 201 taught by Professor Leyton during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08