Increased brain glucose may be associated with more severe Alzheimer’s symptoms

Written by Rhiannon Finnie

A recent study has reported a potential association between abnormalities in the mechanism of glucose metabolism in the brain with severity of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, pathologies specific to Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, it reported an association between glucose metabolism and the eventual onset of outward symptoms of Alzheimer’s. This study, which was recently published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, was supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) – a part of the National Institutes of Health (MD, USA). Madhav Thambisetty, Head of the Unit of Clinical and Translational Neuroscience in the NIA’s Laboratory...

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