Mixed evidence on the role of copper in Alzheimer’s

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News   19 August 2013 Last updated at 19:46 ET

alzeimers brain and healthy brain in language centersA lifetime of too much copper in our diets may be contributing to Alzheimer’s disease, US scientists say.

However, research is divided, with other studies suggesting copper may actually protect the brain.

The latest study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed high levels of copper left the brain struggling to get rid of a protein thought to cause the dementia…..Continue reading the main story

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