A team focused on understanding the energy needs of the aging brain
The brain is mainly fueled with glucose which is, simply, the body’s form of sugar. However, it has been known for several years now that the brain also readily to uses ketones, derived from fat, for energy.
As we age, the human brain changes and it’s ability to use glucose declines; this problem 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 correct the brain’s energy gap.Explore the lab
Finding an alternative fuel for the brain
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