World renowned experts have published studies and researches on the subject and have presented proof that aluminum plays a major role in the onset of Alzheimer’s, based on animal and human studies. They warn about the dangers of aluminum exposure and its effect on the brain and neurological system.
Here are some of their conclusions regarding the connection between aluminum and Alzheimer’s:
“There is growing evidence for a link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease… it is widely accepted that aluminum is a recognized neurotoxin and that it could cause cognitive deﬁciency and dementia…” – Masahiro Kawahara, Department of Analytical Chemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University of Health and Welfare, Japan
“…studies suggest that aluminum may not be as innocuous as was previously thought and that aluminum may actively promote the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.” – Stephen Bondy, Environmental Toxicology Program, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA
“Overall, the evidence indicates that Alzheimer’s disease is a human form of chronic aluminum neurotoxicity.” – J.R. Walton, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia
“The hypothesis that aluminum significantly contributes to Alzheimer’s disease is built upon very solid experimental evidence and should not be dismissed. Immediate steps should be taken to lessen human exposure to aluminum…” – Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
“As scientific publications continue to support the hypothesis that aluminum toxicity is involved in Alzheimer’s disease, it would be prudent to adopt strategies for preventing excessive aluminum exposures…”- Maire Percy, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada.
The renowned expert Dr. Christopher Exley, Ph.D., of Keele University in the United Kingdom is yet another distinguished name on the long list of researchers into the link between aluminum toxicity and cognitive deterioration.
He and his team discovered that aluminum accumulation in the brain increases with age. He discovered that a great percentage of people over 70 have a potentially pathological aluminum amount accumulated in their brain. His team was the first to recognize the link between aluminum exposure and early-onset Alzheimer’s after finding very high levels of aluminum in the brain of a patient diagnosed with the disease. His occupation led to excessive exposure to aluminum which was directly responsible for his impaired cognitive function. He discovered that the more people were exposed to aluminum the poorer their performance was on memory tests and other cognitive operations.
In his published papers, Dr. Exley documents the case of a previously healthy man, who at the age of 58 was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He was exposed to aluminum sulfate dust in his line of work for 8 years.
At first, the subject experienced from tiredness, mouth ulcers, and headaches, and as time passed by, he started exhibiting signs of depression, memory issues and was finally diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
After his death in 2011, the patient’s brain was examined at the autopsy. It was revealed that there were abundant beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the cerebral cortex of his brain, consistent with Alzheimer’s in an advanced stage. His family and the local coroner required that the samples of the brain tissue were sent to Dr. Exley for further analysis of aluminum toxicity.
Dr. Exley was given a rare opportunity to systematically examine the aluminum in the specific regions of the brain and his theories were confirmed. He found such high amounts of aluminum in the frontal lobe of the man’s brain which is undoubtedly what led to the onset and progression of the disease.
Even though Dr. Exley’s research isn’t definite proof about the direct link between aluminum toxicity and the aggressive onset of Alzheimer’s, he still claims that if we have in mind aluminum’s neurotoxicity, it’s most likely the main cause.
Considering everything above mentioned and the growing number of studies supporting these claims you should definitely reduce your exposure to aluminum and take better care of yourself if you want to preserve your cognitive functions and protect your overall health.