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Alzheimer's Disease

Aluminum as a Cause of Alzheimer's Disease

09/10/1999

Question:

Do aluminum cooking pans cause Alzheimer`s?

Answer:

Aluminum in cooking utensils does not get into food and the aluminum that does occur naturally in some foods, such as potatoes, is not absorbed well into the body. Various studies have found that groups of people exposed to high levels of aluminum do not have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer`s disease. At this point, it is uncertain whether aluminum exposure plays a role in Alzheimer`s disease. So, don`t get rid of your aluminum pots and pans just yet!!

(Information provided by the Alzheimer`s Disease Education and Referral Center`s publication of Alzheimer`s Disease: Unraveling the Mystery).

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Response by:

Jon Stuckey, PhD
Formerly
Case Western Reserve University

David   Geldmacher, MD David Geldmacher, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University