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It is now 25 years since the publication of our original paper investigating the association aluminum with Alzheimer's disease. This publication reported on the results of scanning electron microscopy coupled with x-ray spectrometry microprobe elemental studies of both neurofibrillary tangle-bearing and tangle-free neurons in the hippocampus of cases of Alzheimer's disease and controls. Peaks related to the presence of aluminum were consistently detected within the tangle-bearing neurons. This paper supported the association of aluminum and Alzheimer's disease on the cellular level of resolution and caused considerable interest and discussion. Subsequent work demonstrated prominent evidence of aluminum accumulation in the tangle-bearing neurons of cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/parkinsonism-dementia complex of Guam. This latter observation has now been replicated using five different forms of microanalysis. Finally, using laser microprobe mass analysis, we demonstrated that the abnormally high aluminum-related signal which we originally detected was actually located within the neurofibrillary tangle, itself, and was accompanied by excess concentrations of iron. Although it is unlikely that aluminum represents an etiologic cause of Alzheimer's disease, we believe that this highly reactive element, known to cross-link hyperphosphorylated proteins, may play an active role in the pathogenesis of critical neuropathologic lesions in Alzheimer's disease and other related disorders.
Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
reply to post by SonOfTheLawOfOne
So how do we avoid aluminum for cooking?
Pyrex or the old fashion way, over an open flame maybe, or steaming. Abandoning foil for cooking is a game changer, and I don't know what else could be used to 'wrap' meats in for cooking. But I am going to avoid it personally. Cooking in parchment is an alternative too.
edit on 26-8-2012 by speculativeoptimist because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Gridrebel
Here it is from the 80's.
Health Hazards of Aluminum Cookware | eHow.com www.ehow.com...
Consumer concern about the link between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease in the 1980's led to a Food and Drug Administration review of the risks of aluminum cookware. According to Michigan State University, the FDA concluded in 1986 that no information available proved harmful effects of aluminum intake from cookware and other typical daily sources.
Those of us who knew better ignored the fact that the FDA didn't have any studies to support the damaging affects of aluminum. I don't trust the FDA....at all. They don't even do their own studies, they rely on other's reports, many of which are falsified.