Has anyone tried chelation therapy for LO?
Some researchers believe that excess iron and copper in the body are implicated in dementia, albeit, AD. For example, see this article at:
Nutr J. 2005; 4: 14.
Published online 2005 April 12. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-4-14.
Copyright Â© 2005 Fisher and Naughton; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Why nutraceuticals do not prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease
Anna EO Fisher1 and Declan P Naughton corresponding author,
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, * Building, Moulsecoomb, Brighton, UK.
Corresponding authorCorresponding author, Anna EO Fisher: firstname.lastname@example.org
; Declan P Naughton: D.P.Naughton@bton.ac.uk
Received November 23, 2004; Accepted April 12, 2005.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
A great deal of research has pointed to deleterious roles of metal ions in the development of Alzheimer's disease. These include: i) the precipitation and aggregation of amyloid β (Aβ) peptides to form senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, and/or ii) the augmentation of oxidative stress by metal ion mediated production and activation of hydrogen peroxide. The growing trend in nutraceutical intake is in part a result of the belief that they postpone the development of dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. However, pathogenic events centred on metal ions are expected to be aggravated by frequent nutraceutical intake. Novel therapeutic approaches centred on chelators with specificity for copper and iron ions should be fully explored.
Has anyone explored this type of therapy and what were the results???