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Does aluminum play a role in the development of Alzheimer's?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Those neurofibrillary tangles associated with Alzheimer's disease contain aluminum (an element that makes up 14 percent of the earth's crust). While there's no evidence suggesting that aluminum causes memory problems, it's better to try to avoid it.

One way to reduce the aluminum you absorb: Use sea salt instead of table salt, which is processed with aluminum to avoid caking. Other things that contain aluminum include nondairy creamers, antacids, cans, certain cookware, and antiperspirants.
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