Does exposure to aluminum cause Alzheimer’s disease?

One study reported larger than average amounts of aluminum in the brain tissue of some Alzheimer’s patients, leading to a wave of concern about this.  However, aluminum has also been found in the brain tissue of people who did not have Alzheimer’s. The matter has been extensively researched, and no connection has ever been found.   According to a Utah State University website, “In experimental animals fed large doses of aluminum, no toxic effects were shown.  There is very little absorbed from the intestine no matter the amount consumed.  No toxic effects have been shown in humans.”


However, if you’re still concerned about aluminum, you can decrease contact with it.  Note that it is present in aluminum cans, aluminum cookware, aluminum foil, some antacids, and most antiperspirants. 




Health Central OurAlzeimer’ “Can Exposure to Aluminum cause Alzheimer’s?”


Cooperative Extension Service, Utah State University “Aluminum”




Health Central OurAlzeimer’ “Can Exposure to Aluminum cause Alzheimer’s?”


General Guidelines for Wrapping Foods


What’s better for wrapping food—plastic or aluminum foil?

What produce needs to be wrapped before refrigerating?

Should I wrap raw vegetables loosely or tightly before refrigerating?

How should fruits be wrapped before refrigeration?

Can I refrigerate meat and poultry in its store wrapping?

How should food be handled and wrapped for freezing?


Using Plastic Wraps, Bags, and Containers


Are some plastic wraps more effective than others?

Can chemicals leach unto food from plastic wrap or containers?

Are any plastic wraps or containers really “microwave safe”?

Can I use plastic freezer bags to store produce in the fridge?

Do coated plastic bags really help produce last longer?


Using Aluminum Foil Properly


What are some advantages and disadvantages of aluminum foil?

Does aluminum foil give foods a metallic taste?

Why does foil sometimes darken, discolor, and leave black specks on food?

Will a foil cover help keep foods on the table hot or cold?

Is it safe to use aluminum foil in a microwave oven?



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