Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Nevada City CA

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.

Christopher Charles Claydon
(530) 271-2100
150 Catherine Ln
Grass Valley, CA
Specialty
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine

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W Eugene McCollough, MD
(909) 927-5342
43930 Citrus View Dr
Hemet, CA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1961

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Karen Lynn Josephson, MD
(323) 342-2960
1510 San Pablo St Ste 104
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1988

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Imran A Khan
(530) 244-4455
1555 East St
Redding, CA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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San San Wong-Lee, MD
562-826-8000 x3438
1008 S Vega St
Alhambra, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med I, Rangoon, Burma
Graduation Year: 1986

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Kurtis H Fox
(530) 346-2281
101 W. Grass Valley St
Colfax, CA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Aboo Nasar
(858) 776-1599
530 Lomas Santa Fe Dr
Solana Beach, CA
Specialty
Geriatric Medicine

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Susan Louise Charette, MD
(310) 206-8272
10520 Lauriston Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1995

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

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Indira Kedlaya, MD
(909) 514-1480
3018 Canyon Vista Dr
Colton, CA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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