Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 20 August 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 33, p. or14


Possible Role for Environmental Copper in Alzheimer's Disease

Jean Marx;2003/33/or14

Abstract: Science 301, 905 (2003).

New results reported online last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggest that a combination of low levels of copper ions in drinking water and a high-cholesterol diet somehow promotes an Alzheimer-like pathology in rabbits. Alzheimer's experts caution, however, that much more work will be needed to determine whether the findings apply to human disease.

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