Is Alzheimer's a type 3 diabetes, caused by junk food?
I'm basing this off George Monibot's piece n the Guardian - both are darlings of Left, no doubt - but I'm missing it if there's anything partisan about the science underlying Monibot's article. The section that caught me is:
"...Researchers first proposed that Alzheimer's was another form of diabetes in 2005. The authors of the original paper investigated the brains of 54 corpses, 28 of which belonged to people who had died of the disease. They found that the levels of both insulin and insulin-like growth factors in the brains of Alzheimer's patients were much lower than those in the brains of people who had died of other causes. Levels were lowest in the parts of the brain most affected by the disease.
Their work led them to conclude that insulin and insulin-like growth factor are produced not only in the pancreas but also in the brain. Insulin in the brain has a host of functions: as well as glucose metabolism, it helps to regulate the transmission of signals from one nerve cell to another, and affects their growth, plasticity and survival..."
Other later research backs this up. Given juvenile diabetes rates, are we potentially creating a real future idiocracy? While blood sugar management has greatly reduced diabetes deaths in the US, it's s still a growing epidemic. Scary stuff.
Here is a link that might be useful: Alzheimer's viewed as a metablic disorder