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ACS suggests less intake of copper, iron for older people



ACS suggests less intake of copper, iron for older people

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (Xinhua) -- The American Chemical Society ( ACS) said on Wednesday that people over 50 should consider steps to cut copper and iron intake. The ACS pointed to increasing scientific evidence linking high levels of copper and iron to Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, and other age-related disorders. To reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other age-related disorders, older people should take specific steps to avoid build up of unhealthy amounts of these metals in their bodies, the ACS said in a report.

These steps include avoiding vitamin and mineral pills that contain cooper and iron; lowering meat intake: avoiding drinking water from copper pipes; donating blood regularly to reduce iron levels; and taking zinc supplements to lower copper levels...read more