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The Role of Serotonin in the 3Ds: Depression, Diabetes, Dementia (3Ds) and Aging Vulnerability

Is there a connection between diabetes, depression and Alzheimer’s? Nutrition and dietetics practitioners will learn of critical components in the connectivity from lab experiments translated into realities of human life.

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This webinar was presented live on March 14, 2024.

Dr. Reddy’s current research with animal models (R01) and humans focuses on a better understanding underlying mechanism of Alzheimer's disease. Serotonin dominates neuromodulation of the brainstem and controls the forebrain neurotransmission. She hypothesizes that molecule-targeting serotonin (5HT) has a significant role in forebrain neuromodulation and increasing synaptic density in neurons resulting in neuroprotection. Dr. Reddy has 20+ years of research experience investigating serotonin mechanisms in the human central nervous system and the impact of hormones and antidepressants on the serotonin cascade.

CPE Level: 2

Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
  • 4.2.5 Analyzes and synthesizes information and identifies new information, patterns and findings.
  • 6.2.3 Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe connectivity of the 3 Ds identifying the critical component connecting systemic pathology (Diabetes) and neuropsychiatric diseases (depression) to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (ADRD).
  • Illustrate modeling of high-fat, high glucose pathology in neurons and peripheral cells.
  • Demonstrate animal behavior and conceptual learning of human behavior showing a gender dimorphic and compensatory mechanisms of the brain.


Arubala P. Reddy PhD, RDN
Assistant Professor of Research
Nutritional Sciences Department
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

Release Date: March 14, 2024


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