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In a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from Brown Medical School found that reduced glucose uptake and decreased metabolism in the hippocampus—the area of the brain associated with memory—cause neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment.

Eun Joo Yoon
(213) 480-1000
2017 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
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Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Charles Edward Marshall
(818) 895-9315
16111 Plummer St
Sepulveda, CA
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Geriatric Medicine

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Michelle Kim Reeves, MD
11370 Anderson St
Loma Linda, CA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1995

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Gilbert L Wergowske, MD
(650) 557-9600
201 Panorama Dr
Benicia, CA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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8330 Red Oak St
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Roy Burton Verdery, MD
(707) 996-2122
271 Todd Ave
Sonoma, CA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1983
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Hospital: Sonoma Valley Hosp, Sonoma, Ca

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Tara Reid
(562) 498-8000
2255 N Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, CA
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Geriatric Medicine

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Evan Edward Seevak, MD
(510) 437-4886
1411 E 31st St
Oakland, CA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1996

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(562) 865-0213
11360 183rd St
Cerritos, CA
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Geriatric Medicine

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Joseph Felix Klein, MD
(818) 654-3451
8510 Balboa Blvd Ste 275
Northridge, CA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ De Lausanne, Fac De Med, Lausanne, Switzerland
Graduation Year: 1972

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By Kris Kucera

Rarely does an extended family get a free pass from Alzheimer’s disease or diabetes mellitus. On the surface, these two afflictions appear totally unrelated —Alzheimer’s (AD), Mother Nature’s cruel version of identity theft; and diabetes, the glucose-metabolism disorder that affects both young and old alike. However, new research indicates that the two diseases behave in a similar manner.

In a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from Brown Medical School found that reduced glucose uptake and decreased metabolism in the hippocampus—the area of the brain associated with memory—cause neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment. This, they say, suggests that a form of diabetes, tentatively dubbed type 3, leads to AD.

Type 1 diabetes results from a severe or complete lack of insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas that controls blood sugar. Type 2, dubbed adult onset diabetes (although these days it occurs in teenagers and even younger kids), also stems from a dearth of insulin, or insulin resistance —the existing insulin molecules cannot deliver glucose through the cells’ membranes. Surprisingly, the researchers found a new form of insulin, produced in the brain, and they believe that, over time, decreasing levels of this “brain insulin” and other insulin-related proteins ultimately precipitate AD. While levels of brain insulin have no known affect on a body’s overall blood sugar, scientists have long recognized that diabetes patients are more likely to develop AD than those without the disease.

Skeptics of the Brown team’s findings argue that our brains produce so little insulin in the first place, reduced levels of the hormone can’t possibly play a significant role in AD. Regardless, the new data show that AD may be a neuroendocrine disorder, thus increasing the possibility for more effective treatments. And that gives hope to all of us who may one day be touched, directly or indirectly, by the merciless hand of AD.

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