Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk

A PET scan shows metabolism of sugar in the human brain.
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Brain scientists are offering a new reason to control blood sugar levels: It might help lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

“There’s many reasons to get [blood sugar] under control,” says David Holtzman, chairman of neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. “But this is certainly one.”