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Copper exposure linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Copper, present in various foods and some drinking water, has been identified as one of the main environmental factors underpinning the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

New research from the University of Rochester says that while copper is essential for nerve conduction, bone growth, the formation of connective tissue and hormone secretion, it also causes the accumulation of Alzheimer’s related toxins in the brain.

Further research is required to uncover the optimal level of dietary copper intake.

Read more at University of Rochester