The Connection Between Insulin and Alzheimer's
(Approx. 21:50 min) Featuring: Suzanne Craft, PhD-VA Puget Sound, University of Washington School of Medicine
Most people don't know that diabetes—and the unhealthy conditions that precede it—may contribute to Alzheimer's. With one of the pioneering researchers in the field, we explore the role insulin plays in the brain and how unhealthy insulin levels may be eminently treatable by modifying diet and exercise.
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- How Far We Have Come in Alzheimer's Research 15 min
- Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment 20 min
- The Role of Genetics in Alzheimer's 12 min
- Advances in Brain Imaging 11 min
- Looking Into the Future of Alzheimer's 6 min
- The Connection Between Insulin and Alzheimer's 21 min
- Inflammation, the Immune System, and Alzheimer's 29 min
- The Benefit of Diet and Exercise in Alzheimer's 16 min
- Cognitive Reserve: What the Religious Orders Study is Revealing about Alzheimer's 20 min
- Searching for an Alzheimer's Cure: The Story of Flurizan 30 min
- The Pulse of Drug Development 15 min
- The DeMoe Family: Early-Onset Alzheimer's Genetics 25 min
- The Nanney/Felts Family: Late-Onset Alzheimer's Genetics 20 min
- The Quest for Biomarkers 17 min
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