July 24, 2017
Older adults with poor glucose regulation who consume a high glycemic load diet are more likely to experience poorer cognition as measured by six cognitive domains, according to findings published in Clinical Nutrition.
“Proper blood glucose regulation is vital for brain function since the brain’s primary energy source is glucose,” Marc J. Poulin, PhD, DPhil, of the department of clinical neurosciences at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, told Endocrine Today. “It follows that dysregulation of blood glucose is associated with poorer cognitive function. An effective way of managing blood glucose when glucoregulation is an issue is by consuming a diet characterized by a low glycemic load.”