Effect of Copper in Developing Alzheimer’s disease


By Melissa Healy of LA Times

New studies have found that copper in amounts readily found in our drinking water, the foods we eat and the vitamin supplements we take likely plays a key role in initiating and fueling the abnormal protein build-up and brain inflammation that are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease.

While the mineral is important to healthy nerve conduction, hormone secretion and the growth of bones and connective tissue, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center suggested that too much of it may be a bad thing, and they set about to explore copper’s dark side. Read more »

Understanding the Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer is a medical condition in which the brain gradually loses the nerve cells leading to decline in brain functions.  Alzheimer’s disease is considered as the common cause of dementia which affects memory and behavior.  It’s hard to identify the symptoms early on but the patients affected by the disease have memory loss, difficulty with thinking and judgments which ultimately makes it hard for people to function in their every day life.

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