Friday, January 15, 2010

Sugar Poisons the Blood, Brain and Body Leading To Dementia

The drinking of acidic sugary beverages like soda pops may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, suggests new research. Although the exact mechanisms aren't known, the symptoms of obesity and diabetes are both associated with higher incidences of Alzheimer's.
Ling Li and her colleagues tested whether high sugar consumption in an otherwise normal diet would affect Alzheimer's progression.

They used a genetic mouse model that develops Alzheimer's-like symptoms in adulthood, and over a 25 week period supplemented the regular, balanced diet of half the animals with 10% sugar water.
Afterwards, they compared the metabolism, memory skills (by means of various mazes) and brain composition of the regular and sugar-fed mice. Read more...

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