Aluminium   [2009 Nov] Researcher's labour of love leads to MS breakthrough

Are researchers ignorant to the fact that aluminum causes hemochromatosis?

From: Teresa Binstock <>

Re: ot with iron & MS: Researcher's labour of love leads to MS break
    Posted by: "Liz" elizabethsoliday
    Date: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:12 am ((PST))

Do you ever wonder, Teresa, if these researchers are actually ignorant to the fact that aluminum causes hemochromatosis (iron overload) or do you think they are purposely hiding the truth?

I have not been aware than "aluminum causes hemochromatosis". Pubmed was not helpful. The search hemochromatosis AND aluminum generated 9 citations.

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