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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.

Robert Joseph Whitehouse, MD
(440) 975-9173
6327 Painesville Warren Rd
Painesville, OH
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Lake East Hospital, Painesville, Oh; Lake West Hospital, Willoughby, Oh; Euclid Hosp, Euclid, Oh; U H H S Richmond Heights Hosp, Richmond Hts, Oh

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William Stix Schwab
(216) 621-5600
5105 Som Center Rd
Willoughby, OH
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Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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John Patrick Bertsch
(216) 261-0220
26250 Euclid Ave
Euclid, OH
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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Leo Eisner, MD
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
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Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1962

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Daniel K Menyah
(219) 291-0515
5 Severance Cir
Cleveland Heights, OH
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Geriatric Medicine

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Lisa Ann Atkinson, MD
(216) 844-7242
38122 Dodds Hill Dr
Willoughby, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1988

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Valery B Raitsis, MD
Willoughby, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Second Moscow Med Inst, Russian State Med Univ, Moscow, Russia
Graduation Year: 1976

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Lawrence Keith Gray
(216) 261-1500
3 Merit Drive
Richmond Hts, OH
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Geriatric Medicine

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Lisa Elain Meek, MD
(216) 397-9029
2905 E Overlook Rd
Cleveland Heights, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1985

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Bela Glaser, MD
(216) 595-1520
Beachwood, OH
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albert-Ludwigs-Univ, Med Fak, Freiburg, Germany (407-05 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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