Copper Linked to Alzheimer's

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By Molly Clifton

A new study says copper can cause alzheimer's disease.

Copper is commonly found in plumbing, and wiring in homes and also in certain foods including red meats, shellfish, and nuts.

Researchers at the University of Rochester found that the mineral, which is healthy for nerves, and bone growth, can cause toxic proteins to pile up in the brain triggering or accelerating alzheimer's.

Scientists say the problem is due to too much copper consumption over a long period of time.



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