Prof Chris Exley Hits National Headlines with Research on Alzheimer's Disease

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Posted on 12 October 2012
When you drink silicon-rich mineral water, aluminium throughout the body is gathered up into the blood and then excreted through the urine. It seems to purge the aluminium from the body. We now know we can use this silicon-rich "therapy" water to reduce aluminium. - Prof Chris Exley

Research headed by Chris Exley, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry in the School of Life Sciences, hit the national and international headlines today. 

His paper shows that regular drinking of up to a litre a day of a silicon-rich mineral water removes aluminium from the bodies of people with Alzheimer's disease.  Not only did the silicon-rich water remove aluminium, it also offered clinically-significant protection against cognitive decline in some individuals. 

The research is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Volume 33, No. 2 ('Silicon-Rich Mineral Water as a Non-Invasive Test of the ‘Aluminum Hypothesis’ in Alzheimer’s Disease.'  Davenward et al.)  The publication was covered in national papers including The Daily Mail and Professor Exley was also interviewed on BBC 5 Live.