The Role of Mercury in Alzheimer’s Disease

The Role of Mercury in Alzheimer’s Disease

The most common cause of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is due to toxic metal that leaches from mercury-silver amalgam dental fillings and (in combination with chemical and petrochemical poisoning4) causes many other medical complications. Dr. Murray Vimy, a dental researcher from the University of Calgary, Canada, and member of the World Health Organization (WHO) states:

. . .”In a human autopsy study,5 brain tissues from people with AD at death were compared with an age-matched group of control brains from subjects without AD. The only significant difference in metal content between the two groups of brains was mercury, being considerably higher in the AD group. Mercury concentration was prominent in the hippocampus, the amygdala and particularly in the nucleus  basalis, all brain structures involved in memory function.    

. . .”Most recently, our laboratory has demonstrated that ioni mercury and elemental mercury vapor markedly diminished the binding of tubulin polymerization, which is essential for the formation of microtubule in the central nervous system. These studies are direct quantitative evidence for a connection between mercury exposure and neurodegeneration.”

On March 9, 1995, a friend faxed to me her mother’s autopsy report from Mayo Clinic. Her mother died of AD.  The poor woman had 53 times more mercury in her brain than people who die of other causes.    

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  1. Posted February 2, 2008 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    Interesting hypotheses, is there corroborating research out there? AD is a devastating disease, and it would be nice to finally have an answer as to the cause.

  2. Posted February 2, 2008 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I couldn’t agree with you more Sam. Loosing my grandmother, and Aunt, watching another aunt and my father go through it My aunt doen’t even remembber her sisters. It brings tears to my eyes and cuts deep to the soul. My cousin said at his mothers ulogy “its the damnest of disease.”

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