Higher Brain Glucose Levels May Mean More-Severe Alzheimer Disease
Connections between glucose metabolism, Alzheimer’s pathology, symptoms
For the first time, scientists have found a connection between abnormalities in how the brain breaks down glucose and the severity of the signature amyloid plaques and tangles in the brain, as well as the onset of eventual outward symptoms, of Alzheimer disease. The study was led by researchers at the National Institute on Aging.
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