Health & Medicine

September 5, 2013 12:00 AM

Integrative Medicine: Copper and Alzheimer’s

Perhaps you’ve heard about a recent report identifying copper as a possible contributor to Alzheimer's disease: In a study published last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Rochester found that mice who were given trace amounts of dietary copper in their water over a three-month period were unable to clear abnormal levels of toxic amyloid protein from their brain.

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