The Risks of Copper Toxicity Contributing to Cognitive Decline in the Aging Population and to Alzheimer's Disease

@article{Brewer2009TheRO,
  title={The Risks of Copper Toxicity Contributing to Cognitive Decline in the Aging Population and to Alzheimer's Disease},
  author={G. Brewer},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={238 - 242}
}
  • G. Brewer
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Nutrition
It is a pleasure and an honor to contribute a paper to a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition honoring Stanley Wallach and Pearl Small. In this brief review I advance the hypothesis that copper toxicity is the major cause of the epidemic of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease engulfing our aging population. This epidemic is recent, exploding in the last 50-60 years. The disease was virtually unknown 100 years ago. And it involves only developed… Expand
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