_ A new study shows that reducing the iron levels in blood plasma may help protect the brain from changes. There is previous evidence that there are changes in the way the  human body  handles iron and other metals (zinc, cooper) before it shows Alzheimer's symptoms. In the             study, rats are fed a high cholesterol diet which causes them to build up plaques of a protein called beta-amyloid and develop changes in the tau proteins. The study deals with a new drug called deferiprone which lowered the iron concentration in the blood plasma of the rabbit and        the level of beta-amyloid and the tau proteins in the brain.  To learn more about work related to this at the Roskamp Institute please visit: http://www.mullanalzheimer.com




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