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Copper & Iron Linked to Alzheimer’s

New studies show that copper and iron may increase the chances of developing Alzheimer’s.

Although these metals are beneficial to you when you’re young, they slowly build up inside the body. After the age of 50, those in the top fifth in copper intake were three times as likely to lose cognition.

Some ways to lower copper intake:

  • Don’t drink water from copper pipes. Even one-tenth the amount of copper that is allowed in drinking water by the EPA can be detrimental.
  • Take Zinc supplements to lower copper levels.
  • Give blood when possible to lower iron levels in your blood.

To read more about this, you can check out the article here.

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