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October 2008 Issue

Aluminum’s Link to Alzheimer’s Still Murky

Aluminum is the most abundant metal on earth. It is in many foods as well as in some antacids, deodorants and buffered aspirin. Aluminum pots and pans—once a target of Alzheimer’s theories—don’t contribute much to intake unless you use them routinely to cook acidic foods like tomato sauce. Some suggest aluminum in drinking water is especially risky. Chronic low-dose exposure might aggravate disease progression with oxidative damage to brain cells. Another theory suggests aluminum is more easily absorbed from water than from other sources.

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