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Goat Serum extract stops(?) Progressive MS

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posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 10:19 AM
Who thought of this??

ORLANDO -- A controversial product derived from goat blood appeared to benefit patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis in an open-label study, researchers said here.

Among 140 British patients receiving up to 3 years of treatment with the proprietary extract, called AIMSPRO, in clinical practice, 100 showed improvement in at least two separate areas of MS-related symptomatology, according to Christopher E.G. Moore, MSc, MBBS, of Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, England.

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posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 10:27 AM
That would be great if this can effectively treat MS long-term! From someone who has a degenerative muscle disease (not MS) I know how debilitating and frustrating it can be to slowly watch your body and ability wither away.

I'm somewhat leery of animal harvesting for any purpose, (but that's just my own personal code.) If it can provide relief from this terrible disease, I'm all for giving it a shot. Hopefully, the way this serum is extracted doesn't cause undue suffering to the goats.

It seems the reason it is controversial is not because of the extraction method, but because it is relatively untested. It'll be interesting to see how it stands up to rigorous trials. I will be crossing my fingers that this could help treat muscular disorders and other degenerative disorders as well.

Thanks for the news

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posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 10:35 AM
I have MS.
Honestly, if it would STOP my symptoms completely...I would not care where it came from....
Well I would a little...
Unless you suffer from have no idea how horrible it affects your daily life!

Now this test shows a decrease of 0.5 on the EDSS scale....
Not much.....barely noticeable.....It doesn't sound like a miracle cure to me.

The article states:
Missing, though, were any data on objective measures of disease activity such as MRI lesion counts.

THIS is huge!
Hopes went up and back down again.....

posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 10:44 AM
reply to post by Starwise

Yes, the Medpage Headline (and mine) is a bit too enthusiastic.
Still, of the 140 patients, only 16 failed to show some improvement, and only 2 got worse. Without treatment, what percent would have got worse??
This needs a bigger clinical trial, and objective measurements like MRIs.

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