Study finds high aluminum concentrations in water may increase risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
A French study conducted over eight years has found a link between high aluminum concentrations in water and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The study, conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Grenoble in France, involved monitoring the health of over 3,000 people living in areas with varying levels of aluminum in the drinking water.
The study found that people living in areas with high concentrations of aluminum in the water were significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those living in areas with lower concentrations of the metal.
Specifically, the researchers found that people living in areas with water containing more than 60 micrograms of aluminum per liter had a much higher risk of developing the disease than those living in areas with water containing less than 30 micrograms per liter.
The study’s authors say that the results support the theory that exposure to aluminum may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
However, it’s important to note that this study is an observational study and more studies are needed to confirm the findings and establish causality.
Aluminum is Abundant
Aluminum is a naturally occurring metal that is found in the earth’s crust and is the Earth’s third most abundant element. It is widely used in a variety of products, including aluminum cans, foil, and cookware. It is also frequently use in water treatment and purification processes. This can lead to high concentrations of the metal in drinking water.
Although the study’s findings are significant, it’s important to note that the link between aluminum exposure and Alzheimer’s disease is still not fully understood, and more research is needed to determine the exact mechanisms by which aluminum may contribute to the development of the disease. In the meantime, people should continue to drink water from sources that are known to be safe and of high quality such as a Guaranteed Pure Water Solutions drinking water filtration system.
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