NPR

Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk

Diabetes can double a person's chances of developing Alzheimer's. Now researchers are beginning to understand the role of brain metabolism in the development of the disease.
A PET scan shows metabolism of sugar in the human brain. Source: Science Source

Brain scientists are offering a new reason to control blood sugar levels: It might help lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

"There's many reasons to get [blood sugar] under control," says , chairman of neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. "But this is certainly

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da NPR

NPR4 min lettiPolitics
Log Of Trump's April Call With Zelenskiy Contradicts Original White House Readout
The White House released a rough transcript of a phone call Trump made to Ukraine's just-elected leader in April. It differs in key areas from how the White House described the call at the time.
NPR3 min letti
'Bradley Of Him' Is A Surreally Fun Desert Run
Connor Willumson's graphic novel follows the trail of a mysterious athlete, or possibly an actor — gawky, pale, never takes his mirror shades off — running through the desert outside Las Vegas.
NPR3 min letti
Amtrak Could Turn A Profit In 2020 For The 1st Time Ever
Amtrak says it logged an operating revenue of $3.3 billion — a 3.6% increase over the last fiscal year.