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Author Brewer, George J., 1930- author.

Title Environmental causes and prevention measures for Alzheimer's disease / George J. Brewer
Edition First edition
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Elsevier, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 140 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. A little background on dementia and Alzheimer's disease -- 3. Interesting and important historical and demographic facts about the epidemic of Alzheimer's disease in developed countries pointing to environmental intoxicants causing the epidemic -- 4. Candidate environmental factors for the Alzheimer's epidemic part 1 : the metals -- aluminum, lead, mercury, zinc, iron, and copper -- 5. Candidate environmental factors for the Alzheimer's epidemic part 2 : diet and other lifestyle factors -- 6. Identification of copper-2 and copper in general, as major environmental intoxicants in the Alzheimer's disease epidemic : the copper hypothesis -- 7. Background on copper, including why copper-2 is so specifically neurotoxic -- 8. Inorganic copper, or copper-2, ingestion as a major causal factor for the Alzheimer's disease epidemic : the web of evidence -- 9. Increased copper absorption resulting from dietary changes in developed countries as another causal factor in the Alzheimer's disease epidemic -- 10. The copper hypothesis fits nicely with known risk factors and theories of Alzheimer's disease causation -- 11. Prevention measures action items : two simple steps to eliminate ingestion of copper-2, and dietary changes to reduce copper absorption -- 12. Failures : what the government has not done to ensure healthy drinking water and nontoxic multimineral pills -- 13. Treatment of Alzheimer's disease -- 14. Summary and conclusions
Summary This book examines the increased incidence of the disease in developed countries, and provides new insights into environmental causation, primarily metals
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer Disease -- etiology
Alzheimer Disease -- prevention & control
Alzheimer Disease
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease -- Environmental aspects
Alzheimer's disease -- Etiology
Alzheimer's disease -- Prevention
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780128111635