Aluminium and Alzheimer's Disease
The science that describes the linkBy
- C. Exley
For students of and researchers in areas ranging from the neurosciences to environmental health and safety. Also for professionals concerned with environmental issues and pollution.
Hardbound, 452 Pages
Published: July 2001
A review of current research that describes an association between aluminium (Al) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). A "historical perspective" that provides a comprehensive review of research in the area followed by an "informed opinion" that advances what remains to be learned about the association of Al and AD. The inclusion of a table of the main epidemiological studies of the last two decades along with design structure, diagnosis and association is particularly useful. This is a well written and, for the most part, balanced monograph describing current and past studies relating Al to the pathophysiology of AD. Attractively typeset and up-to-date this book would be a useful tool for researchers interested in chemistry and biochemistry of Al not only as it relates to neuron degeneration in AD but in other diseases as well.
Mark A. Lovell, University of Kentucky, USA, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease