Lithium in Drinking Water May Lower Dementia Risk

  "Higher long-term lithium exposure from drinking water may be associated with a lower incidence of dementia, a large population-based study suggests.
"This is the first study ever investigating the association between lithium in drinking water and onset of dementia," Lars Vedel Kessing, MD, DMSc, from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, told Medscape Medical News.
"If confirmed by others, tablets of lithium in microdose could be used among individuals at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, including those with a family history or certain genetic variations," Dr Kessing added.
The study was published online August 23 in JAMA Psychiatry."

However, Lithium in drug form does not appear to affect Alzheimer's disease


Association Between Lithium Use and Risk of Alzheimer's Disease.

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