Sugar addiction: Discovery of a brain sugar switch

Posted by on August 12, 2016 2:37 pm
Categories: health

Researchers have discovered that our brain actively takes sugar from the blood. Prior to this, researchers had assumed that this was a purely passive process. The transportation of sugar into the brain is regulated by so-called glia cells that react to hormones such as insulin or leptin; previously it was thought that this was only possible for neurons.

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