A team determined to understand the needs of the aging brain
The brain is mainly fueled with glucose or, simply, sugar. However, it has been known for several years now that the brain prefers to use ketones, derived from fat, for energy.
As we age the human brain changes and the brain’s ability to use glucose is weakened; a problem that is even more marked in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Knowing that ketones remain a fuel of choice for the aging brain, our team is investigating various strategies to close the problematic energy gap.Explore the lab
Finding alternative fuel for the brain
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