‘Aluminum Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease? 7 Pieces of Evidence’:
‘The Evidence Linking Aluminum and Alzheimer’s Disease
A team of neuroscientists led by Dr. Walter Lukiw, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Ophthalmology at Louisiana State University, has been studying the potential contribution of aluminum to the onset, development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease for about 30 years. Dr. Lukiw and his fellow researchers recently summarized the research linking aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease in a peer-reviewed article published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.
“Aluminum’s contribution to Alzheimer’s disease is based upon at least seven independently derived observations,” the researchers stated. Briefly, those seven pieces of evidence are:
Aluminum strongly promotes beta-amyloid plaques in the brain at levels corresponding to those currently found in humans.
Aluminum promotes inflammation in the brain by increasing the pro-inﬂammatory molecule known as nuclear factor kappa beta (NF-kB), a prominent feature in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Out of the many thousands of brain gene messenger RNA molecules (molecules that convey genetic information from DNA to cause gene expression), aluminum increases the same ones that are increased in Alzheimer’s disease.
Adding aluminum to the diets of animals with Alzheimer’s disease causes additional brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease such oxidative stress, programmed cell death, and deficits in gene expression.
Aluminum also causes the same types of cellular energy deficits that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, such as impaired signaling involving ATP and energy utilization.
A very signiﬁcant number of studies link the amount of aluminum in drinking water to the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. (Worldwide, aluminum is added to drinking water as a clarification or “finishing” agent.)
Out of all the Alzheimer’s disease drug treatments tried to date, chelation using an aluminum chelator has been shown to be one of the most effective therapeutic strategies yet….’
Sure, there are sites and ‘experts’ that say the links of aluminium and Alzheimers are not proven – choose your experts. I’ll try to take the ‘Precautionary Principal’.