Elevating Blood Sugar Ages Your Brain

December 30, 2008 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Elevating Blood Sugar Ages Your Brain
Advanced-imaging brain research now proves that as blood sugar elevates1 there is corresponding damage to the memory center of your brain, the hippocampus. This finding is significant because it does not require a disease-level blood sugar problem, like diabetes, in order to sustain brain damage. Optimal health is signified by a fasting blood sugar level less than 90. Anything above 90 indicates that damage to your brain may be occurring – the higher the number the more likely the damage.

Blood sugar levels are lowered by following the Five Rules of the Leptin Diet, exercise, and taking nutrients that assist your body to metabolize sugar more efficiently.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Blood Glucose and Brain Aging  Annals of Neurology  William Wu, Adam M. Brickman, Jose Luchsinger, Peter Ferrazano, Paola Pichiule, Mistuhiro Yoshita, Truman Brown, Charles DeCarli, Carol Barnes, Richard Mayeux and Susan J. Vannucci.

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