For half a century, many experts have recognized a link between Alzheimer's disease and aluminum. Since there was no definite proof, there has been no agreement in the scientific community. Now, however, a new study published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology may provide the proof needed of aluminum's role in the mind-robbing disease.
Professor Chris Exley of the U.K.'s Keele University is sometimes known as "Mr. Aluminum" for his research. "I consider the latter as a mark of respect," he says. "I have been researching and thinking about aluminum for over thirty years, and I have published in excess of 150 scientific papers on this subject."
For more than 10 years, Exley and his group have researched the link between Alzheimer's and aluminum. "Our findings have led us to one very simple conclusion," he said.
"We must now accept that where the aluminum content of an individual's brain tissue exceeds a certain level that this aluminum will contribute toward any ongoing Alzheimer's disease in that individual."