Study Links Lower Alzheimer’s Death Rates to Lithium in Drinking Water

Study Links Lower Alzheimer’s Death Rates to Lithium in Drinking Water
Trace levels of lithium in drinking water reduce Alzheimer's death rates in addition to two risk factors for the disease — obesity and Type 2 diabetes, according to a study. The Canadian study dealt with lithium in Texas's drinking water. Researchers published their work in the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease. It is titled “Examining the Relationship between Trace Lithium in Drinking Water and the Rising Rates of Age-Adjusted Alzheimer’s Disease Mortality in Texas.” Lithium is a water-soluble metal in mineral springs and rocks formed by fires. Studies have shown that it can protect nerve cells. In addition, the element is the gold standard for treating bipolar disorder
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