Simple Carbs Threaten the Brain

Today’s video takes a look at a subject that’s at the forefront of our discussion on this blog: how lifestyle choices can impact the fate of your brain. Specifically, we’re looking at how the lifestyle choices that can lead to the development of diabetes may also play a role in raising your risk for Alzheimer’s disease (remember, a disease for which there is no cure).

A new study, published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, explores changes we see in brain energetics, or the brain’s ability to utilize fuel. Traditionally this is looked at considering glucose, or sugar, as a fuel source.

What this study found is that changes are taking place in the brain much earlier than we think, in fact taking place before signs of Alzheimer’s may actually be manifesting! And what this also shows us is a dangerous link between Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Let’s dive in to explore further.

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