Finger length clue to motor neuron disease

People with the most common form of motor neuron disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) are more likely to have long ring fingers when compared with their index fingers.

Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London found finger length might be linked to the balance of hormones in the womb. One hormone, testosterone, in high levels, could affect finger length. High levels of prenatal testosterone is considered a risk factor for the development of motor neuron disease in later life.

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