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Last Updated: November 15, 2017
A Washington University study found that doubling the glucose levels in the blood of mice increased toxic beta amyloid in the brain by as much as 20%.
Can a sweet tooth increase your risk for Alzheimer’s? Learn more about the study and why some researchers are cautioning against taking a simplistic approach to its conclusion.
High Blood Sugar Could Lead to Greater Risk for Alzheimer’s
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that as glucose levels in the blood were elevated, so were levels of toxic beta amyloid in the brain.
The research team, led Read more
Studies have shown a link between childhood PTSD and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Until now, the studies have suggested a link between the two conditions, a new study from the University Medical Center Goettingen in Germany recently discovered a molecular link between the disease and PTSD.
Learn more about this study and how PTSD can lead to Alzheimer’s later in life.
A Genetic Link Between Alzheimer’s and PTSD
University Medical Center Goettingen researchers hypothesized that various risk factors would eventually cause an aberrant activation of genes that ultimately contribute to Alzheimer’s. To test their hypothesis, scientists screened for animals Read more