Alzheimer’s

Higher brain glucose levels may mean more severe Alzheimer’s; NIH study shows 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’s disease. The study was supported by the National Institute on Aging.