Jessica S Lilley

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The reported geographical association between Alzheimer's disease and levels of aluminium (Al) in water supplies may reflect the inverse relation between Al and silicon (Si) concentrations in water, and the potential for Si to reduce the bioavailability of the metal. We tested this hypothesis using isotopic 26Al tracer administered orally to five healthy(More)
Individuals with Down's Syndrome (DS) develop the neuropathological features of senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type (SDAT) by early middle age. Because of recent evidence that gastrointestinal (GI) aluminum (Al) absorption is increased in patients with SDAT, and that Al may contribute to associated neuropathological changes, we have investigated the GI(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma lipid levels are highly heritable traits, but known genetic loci can only explain a small portion of their heritability. METHODS AND RESULTS In this study, we analyzed the role of parental levels of total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and triglycerides (TGs)(More)
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