Saturday, January 16, 2010

How bad are cell phones for your health? Dr. Brueck, Plastic Surgeon, reflects:

[This message is provided by Dr. Brueck, Fort Myers Plastic surgeon, in the interest of general information about subjects of medical research. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be considered as such.]

Over the last several years the public has been inundated with data studies and surveys suggesting excessive cell phone use may lead to brain cancer.

What is excessive? 1 hour, 5 hours? Who knows?

It is a controversy that will be with us a long time.

But, as the controversy grows and deepens, a recent study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows long term use of cell phones in mice can reverse symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

One group of mice was subjected to two hours of electro-magnetic fields (cell phones) and the second group none. After seven months the cell phone groups did better in cognitive thinking.

Older mice that had symptoms of Alzheimer’s also got better after eight months.

Mice are mice and men are men so we have to be careful of drawing any conclusions. But like so many things in our lives, it makes us sit back and wonder. We’ll wait for chapter two.

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