We know added sugar in processed foods like soft drinks and breakfast cereals could elevate your body’s glucose levels, causing health issues like obesity or cognitive decline—and high glucose levels have been tied to memory problems in studies. But is all sugar bad? A new theory suggests that a lack of glucose could also increase Alzheimer’s risk. Dr. Ed Blonz, biochemist and nutrition researcher at UCSF, recently introduced the neuroenergetic hypothesis, which argues that Alzheimer’s develops from an age-related lack of glucose in the brain.
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