Alzheimer’s: Copper transport in blood provides fresh clues

Scientists have made an important discovery about copper distribution around the human body, and its role in preventing major neurodegenerative diseases.

Copper, a metal, is present within the human body; mostly in the brain, heart, liver, kidneys, and skeletal muscle.

The body relies on copper to help make red blood cells, maintain a healthy metabolism, preserve nerve cells and to carry out immune responses (among other functions).

A new study however, has revealed that an imbalance in copper levels, in tissues, can be a contributing factor towards various illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and motor neuron disease (MND).

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