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Sugar may speed up alzheimers. Cao D et al., J Biol Chem. 2007 Dec 14;282(50):36275-82

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Sugar may speed up alzheimers. Cao D et al., J Biol Chem. 2007 Dec 14;282(50):36275-82

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Eating too much sugar gives rise to Alzheimer’s-like symptoms, at least in mice that have been bred to mimic Alzheimer’s sufferers, say researchers at the University of Alabama. Dr Cao and colleagues found that mice given water containing 10 percent sucrose (table sugar) not only weighed 17 percent more than mice given plain water after 25 weeks, but had about 3 times the amount of amyloid-beta (the hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease) in their brains. The mice receiving the sugar also experienced worsening memories.

Cao D et al. 'Intake of sucrose-sweetened water induces insulin resistance and exacerbates memory deficits and amyloidosis in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer disease' J Biol Chem. 2007 Dec 14;282(50):36275-82

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