Aluminium & Alzheimer’s

A new study carried out by Keele University in the UK has confirmed high levels of aluminium in the brain of an individual who was exposed to aluminium at work and who later went on to die from Alzheimer’s disease.

The Keele study claims to be the first direct link between elevated brain aluminium and Alzheimer’s disease following occupational exposure, with mounting evidence to suggest that chronic exposure to aluminium can lead to many neurological diseases including autism, Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia.

Despite the shortage of conclusive studies, the mounting scientific evidence is beginning to leave little room for doubt. There are many studies showing elevated aluminium levels in living individuals displaying a wide range of neurological conditions and high aluminium levels in the tissues of people who have died from Alzheimer’s disease.

For example, in 2004, high aluminium levels were found in the tissues of a British woman who died of early-onset Alzheimer’s. This occurred some 16 years after an industrial accident deposited 20 tons of aluminium sulphate into her local drinking water.

Another study in 2006 found that cooking meat in aluminium foil increased aluminium levels, aluminium levels increased with higher cooking temperatures and longer cooking times, red meats cooked in aluminium foil showed an increase in aluminium by 89 to 378 percent while poultry increased by 76 to 214 percent.

Given the fact that this analogy has been around for many years and in view of the new research, I think it is imperative that we expose ourselves less to aluminium products. Aluminium is contained in so many things. In household products like tin foil, tinned foods, cosmetics and other household goods.

Even if the experts tell me there is a distinct or small possibility, I tend to err on the side of caution, unless they tell me otherwise and that has known to happen.

21 Nov, 2015

2 thoughts on “Aluminium & Alzheimer’s

  1. I think there has been a general understanding of a link between aluminium and Alzheimers, so the more studies that confirm that link the better.

    I completely agree with your precautionary approach, as it’s not much use looking back in 20 years time and wishing we could have done things differently.

    1. Thanks yes I agree there is more of an understanding out there, but does that equate to change? Personally I’m not sure it does.

      We tend to talk about things we should do, things we should change, but not many of us will. Change is part of a lifestyle choice. Wanting to get the best out of our lives so that we stay healthy for longer.

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