London: Copper pipes should not be used aswater supply lines as a new study has found that it leads tobuild up of metal in body, increasing the risk of Alzheimer`s,heart diseases and diabetes in people over 50.
Brewer also warned that those people, whose copper intakeis high, lose their brain function at over three times thenormal rate if they also eat a relatively high fat diet. The researchers suggested that people over 50 shouldavoid vitamin and mineral pills that contain cooper and iron,reduce meat intake and avoid drinking water from copper pipes. They should also donate blood regularly to reduce ironlevels and take zinc supplements to lower copper levels, theDaily Mail reported. PTI
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