2003-08-15 – Copper intake linked to Alzheimer’s?

According to New Scientist this week, there is a link between copper and Alzheimer’s disease, which is a progressive brain disease which is generally fatal given enough time. Rabbits that were given just 10% of the limit for copper in drinking water in their water bottles were found to have similar symptoms, and autopsy shows similar brain problems. There is also a link to high cholesterol diets.

So, if you have high cholesterol in your blood, and wear one of those copper \”pain relief\” bands on your wrist, you might want to consider getting rid!

A good research idea would be to look at, for example, welders and foundrymen, and look for a link with brain disease and cholesterol and copper levels.

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