Iron chelators

Iron chelators are being clinically tested in a number of neurodegenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease . I do not think iron chelation is going to work. In fact I think iron chelators will make Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s worse. I very much hope I am mistaken. The difficulty isn’t iron per se but rather dysregulation of iron regulated biological processes. A sensible choice now is to stay away from iron supplements except for anemia.  My ideas are very sensible but sensible ideas are wrong all the time. Iron chelation is a very sensible approach to treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s which I think is going to be disastrous.

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