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Copper Identified as a Main Culprit in Alzheimer's Disease

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by jeffrez, Aug 19, 2013.

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    The copper is good is theoretical ex vivo (in vitro) research I think, I have yet to read the actual paper. The copper is bad is in vivo research, so is superior, except that it is in mice, and may not translate to humans.

    What is of interest is that copper can damage the blood brain barrier .. which is of concern in ME.
     
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    Exactly, Alex. My thinking for a while has been that the BBB is already to some degree compromised in some people with ME/CFS, and almost certainly those of us with chemical sensitivities. The concern is that we might be even more susceptible to neurological insults like the ones apparently found in this study from copper.
     
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    It doesn't look like this is confirmed yet
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23755037
     
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    Thanks for the extra info. I'm somewhat deficient in copper, plus copper is used to create something I'm low in (norepinephrine), so I started supplementing it at a normal dose last week.

    I'll let everyone know if I end up with Alzheimer's - assuming I can even tell the difference from brain fog :D
     
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