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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.

Yelena M Davydova, MD
Jamaica, NY
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Tashkent Med Inst, Taskent, Uzbekistan
Graduation Year: 1992

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Thayani Dhayaparan
(718) 883-3225
82-68 164th St
Jamaica, NY
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Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Micheline Firenze Dugue, MD
(718) 297-9802
21316 Hillside Ave
Queens Village, NY
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1994

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Cristian Harghel, MD
220 41 Union Turnpike
Oakland Gardens, NY
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1995
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Hospital: Victory Memorial Hospital, Brooklyn, Ny

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Maria Victoria F Chua, MD
11120 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1993

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Alexis Bisangwa, MD
(718) 670-4426
8920 Lyman St
Queens Vlg, NY
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Natl De Rwanda, Fac De Med, Butare, Rwanda
Graduation Year: 1982

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Glen E Marin
(718) 464-4444
21422 73rd Ave
Oakland Gardens, NY
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General Practice, Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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Joyce Frances Fogel, MD
(718) 470-8291
8059 213th St
Jamaica, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1982
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Hospital: St Vincents Hospital, New York, Ny; Long Island Jewish Med Ctr, New Hyde Park, Ny

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Gail Irene Lowenstein, MD
(718) 298-7842
164 11 Chapin Parkway
Jamaica, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1979

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Otto Mandler, MD
(212) 848-6456
Jamaica, NY
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Basel, Med Fak, Basel, Switzerland
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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