Amino Acid L-Serine May Reduce Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Suggests

Amino Acid L-Serine May Reduce Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Suggests
Dietary supplements with the amino acid L-serine may help reduce memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.  That result was described in the study “Impairment of Glycolysis-Derived L-Serine Production in Astrocytes Contributes to Cognitive Deficits in Alzheimer’s Disease,” published in the journal Cell Metabolism. The brain uses large amounts of energy produced from the breakdown, or metabolism, of a type of sugar called glucose. Previous studies have shown that in the early phases of Alzheimer's disease there is a reduction in the use of glucose by astrocyte cells, found in brain and spinal cord. Astrocytes are non-neuronal cells that surround neurons,
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