Low-frequency Magnetic Fields Do Not Accelerate Alzheimer’s Disease and ALS

Low-frequency Magnetic Fields Do Not Accelerate Alzheimer’s Disease and ALS
shutterstock_218492107Evidence indicates that low-frequency alternating magnetic fields generated by overhead power lines aggravate neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Nevertheless, recent research conducted by scientists from the Institute of Pathobiochemistry at the Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany found no evidence supporting and association between these fields and disease progression in mouse models. Results from the study indicate no affect in learning behavior nor in known disease mechanisms at the cellular level. The study is published in the journal Scientific Reports of the Nature Publishing Group. Results of some epidemiological studies indicate that the low-frequency of magnetic fields that are produced by for example alternating current (50 Hz) in power lines and electrical appliances while they are operating may lead to the progression of these conditions. While the results from other studies claim that magnetic field exposure does not increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease or ALS, the World Health Organization (WHO) still reports otherwise. In both conditions, a progressive degen
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