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Glucose and Alzheimer’s

One of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s is a decline in glucose levels in the brain.  Yet whether or not it’s a cause or consequence of neurological dysfunction has been debated.  However, new research at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University unequivocally reveals that a lack of glucose triggers cognitive decline, rather than being caused by cognitive decline.   In recent years, advances in imaging techniques, particularly positron emission tomography (PET), have allowed researchers to look for subtle changes in the brains of patients with different...