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  1. Further complications for aspirin and MS

    Chris Exley, Keele University

    3 August 2015

    Many aspirin products include aluminium hydroxide as a buffer to expedite its absorpiton across the GI tract. We have identified a link between MS and exposure to aluminium, a link which is currently the subject of a clinical trial.

    I would urge caution in respect of individuals taking buffered aspirin products and adding to their body burden of aluminium.


    Exley C, Mamutse G, Korchazhkina O, Pye E, Strekopytov S, Polwart A & Hawkins C (2006) Elevated urinary excretion of aluminium and iron in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis  12, 533-540.

    Competing interests

    No competing interests.