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NIH researchers find higher brain glucose tied to more severe Alzheimer's disease

By Stacy Lawrence
Staff Writer

Friday, November 17, 2017

Type II diabetes has long been known as a risk factor in the eventual development of Alzheimer's disease. But prior research efforts to correlate blood glucose levels and Alzheimer's brain pathology have proved fruitless. Now, NIH researchers have published a study that finds a correlation between glucose levels in the brain, the associated cellular metabolic activity, and the severity of Alzheimer's disease pathology and symptoms.

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