Sugar Damage to Brain

Sugar Damage to BrainSugar Damage to Brain

A new molecular study reveals for the first time that high blood sugar damages an important enzyme, called migration inhibitory factor (MIF) that is involved with how the immune system responds in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Abnormally high blood sugar is a well-known characteristic of diabetes and obesity. Many experts believe the damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease starts 10 years before the cognitive decline becomes apparent, Medical News Today reported. One of the main changes occurring in the brain is the accumulation of abnormal proteins into toxic plaques, causing once-healthy cells to stop working and die. High blood glucose can damage MIF which is involved in how brain cells respond to the buildup of the abnormal proteins during Alzheimer’s disease.


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