Cognitive Deterioration and Associated Pathology Induced by Chronic Low-Level
Aluminum Ingestion in a Translational Rat Model Provides an Explanation of
Alzheimer's Disease, Tests for Susceptibility and Avenues for Treatment
Some humans absorb more Al than others. Plasma 26Al levels in humans who drank 26Al with orange juice, and 26Al with orange juice plus silica. Silica lowers the amount of Al absorbed. The different individuals exhibit a spread of plasma Al values from (A) to (E), the highest being approximately three-fold times greater than the lowest. Note that ranking of subjects’ plasma values is almost in the same order on both occasions. Reproduced from  with permission from Elsevier.