Insulin neuroprotection against oxidative stress in cortical neurons involvement of uric acid and glutathione antioxidant defenses
Lest you think that Mother Nature created a compound like insulin and all it does is nasty things (aka Metabolic Syndrome), remember that Mother Nature does everything with a purpose. Insulin is no different. While high levels are unquestionably horrendous to our long term health, their is much evidence supporting insulin in protecting patients in the midst of a heart attack and now, with potentially lowering oxidative stress in neurodegenerative disorders. Balance is the key word.