Cobalt in hip replacement parts found to cause Alzheimer’s via heavy metals poisoning
Hip replacement parts are often made with cobalt, a toxic heavy metal. Doctors are now concerned that cobalt poisoning is causing Alzheimer’s among hip replacement recipients.
As reported by the UK Daily Mail:
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency announced last month that patients would be called in for x-rays and blood tests to check for adverse reactions.
Dr Neil McGuire, clinical director of medical devices at the MHRA, said he wanted to establish whether cobalt leached from the implants was causing adverse effects.
It’s the latest evidence that medical interventions that involve heavy metals may be having profound negative disease effects on patients.