Serum uric acid and brain ischemia in normal elderly adults
The evidence linking insulin resistance and neurodegenerative disorders continues to accumulate. And, much like every other disease process, this link likely occurs through multiple pathways. From lowered insulin sensitivity in the neurons leading to reduced ability to generate energy for the cell to, as in this case, elevation of uric acid directly affecting the neurons.
The bottom line is that the incidence of neurodegerative disorders is going to be increasing dramatically over the next few decades. The only question is…how will our current “health” care system sustain itself with this type of a burden?