Diabetics are known to be at higher risk for Alzheimer’s. Now “scientists have unravelled the specific molecular link between glucose and Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting people who consumer a lot of sugar but are not diabetic are at increased risk.
They did it by studing brain samples from people with and without Alzheimer’s disease
They found that, in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, an enzyme called MIF (macrophage migration inhibitory factor) is damaged by a process called glycation.
The researchers believe that inhibition and reduction of MIF activity caused by glycation could be the “tipping point” in disease progression.”