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Insulin Insults May Spur Alzheimer's Disease

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Science  04 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5629, pp. 40-41
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5629.40

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Evidence has accumulated that pancreatic control of the hormone insulin may play an important role in the genesis of Alzheimer's disease. Excess insulin, some suggest, may help litter the brain with senile plaques.