Alzheimer’s could be caused by excess sugar: ‘molecular link’

Alzheimer’s could be caused by excess sugar: new study finds ‘molecular link’

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.”

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