Have ever heard a story connecting aluminum with Alzheimer's? If you listen to the story behind this, citing all the reports, you would actually may believe it. This myth has its roots in research from the 1960s and 1970s that showed elevated levels of aluminum in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The hyperbole alarm was subsequently sounded, and for years people were warned off of aluminum pots and pans, and even aluminum foil to store food.
Since those studies however, a great deal of research has been done into what possible connections aluminum may have with Alzheimer’s Disease, and at best has failed to show any substantive link or connection between aluminum and risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. At worst there have been conflicting results. Most experts at this stage believe any aluminum absorbed by the body is processed by the kidneys and urinated out, and it does not pose a threat for Alzheimer’s Disease. It was a relief when those new studies did not yield any substantiating evidence connecting aluminum to the disease. Now we enjoy the ease of use for storing leftover foods and other food items without fearing of losing our memories. Isn't it scary when you use aluminum foil to store your food to only just forget where you hid it in the first place?