Glucose Processing in Brain Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease pathology is characterized by signature beta-amyloid protein plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. One of the world's longest-running scientific studies of human aging called the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLAS) has come out with an analysis connecting the breakdown of glucose (glycolysis) in the brain to the pathology or disease formation of Alzheimer's disease (AD), as well as the onset of AD outward symptoms.
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