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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.

Maria Salinas
(619) 662-5014
4650 Palm Ave
San Diego, CA
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Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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(408) 972-3390
Saratoga, CA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Karnataka Inst Med Sci, Karnataka Univ, Hubli, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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310-393-0411 x6368
2320 Glendon Ave
Los Angeles, CA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1986

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(951) 694-4688
31720 Highway 79 South
Temecula, CA
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Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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(714) 240-6772
665 Camino de Los Mares Ste 210
San Clemente, CA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1998

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(858) 657-6133
9300 Campus Point Dr # 2
La Jolla, CA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979

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(310) 668-4506
12021 Wilmington Ave
Los Angeles, CA
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3401 Engineer Ln
Seaside, CA
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(310) 855-8081
8635 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA
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Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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(818) 501-4391
13446 Magnolia Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Fac Mixte De Med Et De Pharm Univ De Saigon, Saigon, S Vietnam
Graduation Year: 1968

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Food for Thought

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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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