No Link Between Aluminum and Cancer, Alzheimer's Or Dementia

April 9, 2018

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Aluminum may be getting a bad rap when it comes to your armpits. While all natural deodorants are available, some are ineffective in keeping odor and sweat. Most antiperspirants and many deodorants contain aluminum, which stop you from sweating by blocking the sweat from coming out of the sweat glands and there has been a growing voice that aluminum can increase chances of breast cancer, Alzheimer's and dementia.  However it is an Internet myth according to science.  While some have argued that antiperspirant block sweat and causing a backup of “toxins” in the lymph nodes of the armpits, and cause breast cancer in the areas of the breast nearest the armpits, it is not true with no cancer data to back up the claim.  As for aluminum, there is also no proof that it increases risk of cancer, Alzheimer's or dementia. While there are trace amounts in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and in breast tumors, people who work with aluminum don’t develop dementia or Alzheimer’s at higher rates than anyone else, and aluminum is found in healthy breast tissue at the same rates it’s found in tumors. There is zero evidence that avoiding aluminum will reduce your risk of either condition.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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