A leading British authority on Alzheimer’s disease argues there is strong scientific evidence that aluminum, contained in many consumer products, is a likely contributor to the most common form of dementia.
Christopher Exley of Keele University, says in a new report that it is “inevitable” that aluminum plays some role in the disease, noting the human brain is both a target and an avenue for aluminum to enter the body, Medical Xpress
"The presence of aluminum in the human brain should be a red flag alerting us all to the potential dangers of the aluminum age,” he writes in the journal Frontiers in Neurology. “We are all accumulating a known neurotoxin in our brain from our conception to our death. Why do we treat this inevitability with almost total complacency?"
He says a burgeoning body burden of aluminum is an inevitable consequence of modern living and this can be thought of as “contamination,” as the aluminum in our bodies is of no benefit to us and may be toxic.
"The question is raised as to 'how do you know if you are suffering from chronic aluminium toxicity?' How do we know that Alzheimer's disease is not the manifestation of chronic aluminum toxicity in humans?” Exley says.
He argues that the accumulation of aluminum in the brain inevitably leads to it negative effects on brain physiology and exacerbates conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
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