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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 7:56am
CNN — Researchers have been working for decades to find a cure for Alzheimer's.
Now, they may have uncovered a trigger for the disease.
The common mineral copper could prevent toxins from leaving the brain, according to a new study.
It shows that copper is found in everything from drinking water to red meat, but doctors say don't stay away from it yet, the mineral is important for the body's nervous system development, bone growth and hormone secretion.