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Oligomeric but not monomeric silica prevents aluminium absorption in humans

Jugdaohsingh, Ravin; Reeves, Raymond; Oldham, Claire; Day, J P; Fifield, L Keith; Thompson, Richard; Powell, Jonathan


Background: Soluble silica, a ubiquitous component of the diet, may be the natural ligand for dietary aluminum and may prevent its accumulation and toxicity in animals. However, previous studies on the inhibition of aluminum absorption and toxicity by soluble silica have produced conflicting results. We recently identified a soluble silica polymer, oligomeric silica, that has a much higher affinity for aluminum than does monomeric silica and that may be involved in the sequestration of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition


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