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You Simply Can’t Ignore The Connection Between Alzheimer’s And This One Thing
The most severe — and the most common — form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, currently affects 5.2 million Americans. One in 9nine people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s, the third leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease and cancer.
There has been a growing body of research to suggest there is a definite connection between diet and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Research looks at the similar pathways that cause diabetes.
Unlike other parts of your body, your brain does not require glucose, but runs best on alternative fuels, such as ketones, which your body makes when you digest healthy fats.
Some experts believe that Alzheimer’s, and many other brain disorders, actually occur because the brain must constantly burn glucose for fuel.
In early 2005, researchers found that, in addition to the pancreas, the brain also produces insulin, which is vital to the survival of brain cells.
Insulin inside the brain helps with the regulation of neurotransmitters, such as acetylcholine, which are vital for learning and memory. This is why reducing insulin levels in your brain hurts your cognition.
Studies have shown that those who have lower levels of insulin and insulin receptors in the brain are often affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Recent research, published in the journal Neurology, found that carbohydrates and sugar can interrupt the brain function, even if you are not diabetic or have any signs of dementia.
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