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5 Facts you should know about

Kennedy’s disease

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Kennedy's disease is an inherited motor neuron disease that affects males

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The onset of the disease is usually between the ages of 20 and 40, although it has been diagnosed in men from their teens to their 70s

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The disease affects the lower motor neurons that are responsible for the movement of many muscles in the legs, arms, mouth, and throat

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Kennedy disease is caused by a change (mutation) in the AR gene that encodes for a protein known as the androgen receptor on the X chromosome

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Kennedy disease is named after William R. Kennedy, MD, who described the condition in the 1960s

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