Title

Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's disease: The role of diabetes, genetics, hormones, and lifestyle

Document Type

Book

Publisher

John Wiley and Sons

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences / Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease Research and Care

Comments

Originally published as: Martins, R. N., Brennan, C. S., Fernando, B., Brennan, M. A. & Fuller, S. J. (Eds.), Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's disease: The role of diabetes, genetics, hormones, and lifestyle. Original publication available here

Abstract

Diet is widely known to impact on neurological function. Nevertheless, academic texts discussing this relationship are relatively few in number. This book therefore fills an important gap in the current literature. Opening with an overview of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, the text then focuses on explaining the means by which glycemic control and lipid metabolism – and associated nutritional and lifestyle variables – may factor into such disorders’ prevention and treatment. An international group of experts in the fields of food science and neurodegeneration have contributed chapters that examine Alzheimer’s disease within a broad range of contexts. Offering dietary, genetic, and hormonal perspectives, the authors explore topics ranging from sugar consumption to digestive fermentation, and Alzheimer’s disease animal models to the cognition-enhancing effects of physical exercise. Also included are overviews of the latest research into current and developing methods of treatment and diagnosis, as well as differential diagnostics.

DOI

10.1002/9781119356752

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