147. Development of Alzheimer’s Disease: Ketones to Help Rescue a Brain Running Out of Fuel?

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2017

Inadequately fueling the brain seems to be involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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$32.00
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This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.

The brain can be compared to a hybrid car. Its main fuel (gasoline) is the glucose that comes from carbohydrates in our diet. Ketones (battery for the electric motor), come from our body and dietary fats, are the alternative fuel to glucose for the brain. As a very energy-intensive organ (more than 1/4 of the energy spent by our body), the brain can "run out of gas"! Ketogenic interventions have the potential to rebalance brain energy. Inadequately fueling the brain seems to be involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 5300, 2070, 4060

Learning Objectives

  • Define various neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease
  • Describe the brain energy problem in the development of Alzheimer's disease
  • Identify the role of ketones as an alternative fuel to help the starving brain

Speaker

  • Anne Marie Davis, PhD, RDN, FAND
  • Christian Alexandre Castellano, PhD

Moderator and Program Planner

  • Anne Marie Davis, PhD, RDN, FAND

Planned with the Academy's Committee for Lifelong Learning

  • SKU FNCE17147