Sugar speeds up dementia: Glucose makes Alzheimers even more severe, experts say

Sugar speeds up dementia: Glucose makes Alzheimers even more severe, experts say
 

Scientists have discovered a direct link between higher levels of glucose in the brain and worsening symptoms of the incurable disease, the most common form of dementia.
Similarities between Alzheimer’s and diabetes have been suspected for 30 years, but they have been diffi cult to prove.
However, the study has found a connection between abnormalities in how the brain breaks down glucose and the accumulation of “amyloid proteins” which are believed to trigger Alzheimer’s.
It is now hoped the breakthrough could lead to the development of drugs that may one day be able to prevent – or at the... read more

 
10 November 2017 in Health, Views: 59
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