Copper may play role in Alzheimer's disease, study suggests

08/20/2013 | HealthDay News

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center said copper may be an environmental factor in the development of Alzheimer's disease, but they cautioned the data do not show a cause-and-effect relationship. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests the metal may impede the removal of amyloid beta, which has been tied to Alzheimer's disease.

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