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Cut iron, copper after age 50: American Chemical Society report

ScienceDaily (Jan. 22, 2010) — With scientific evidence linking high levels of copper and iron to Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and other age-related disorders, a new report in ACS’ Chemical Research in Toxicology suggests specific steps that older consumers can take to avoid build up of unhealthy amounts of these metals in their bodies. “This story of copper and iron toxicity, which I think is reaching the level of public health significance, is virtually unknown to the general medical community, to say nothing of complete unawareness of the public,” George Brewer states in the report. The article points out that copper and iron are essential nutrients for life, with high levels actually beneficial to the reproductive health of younger people. After age 50, however, high levels of these metals can damage cells in ways that may contribute to a range of age-related diseases. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100120113553.htm

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January 22, 2010 - Posted by | Chronic conditions, healthcare | ,

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