Insulin Regulates Brain Function, but How Does It Get There?

@inproceedings{Gray2014InsulinRB,
  title={Insulin Regulates Brain Function, but How Does It Get There?},
  author={Sarah M. Gray and Rick I. Meijer and Eugene J. Barrett},
  booktitle={Diabetes},
  year={2014}
}
We have learned over the last several decades that the brain is an important target for insulin action. Insulin in the central nervous system (CNS) affects feeding behavior and body energy stores, the metabolism of glucose and fats in the liver and adipose, and various aspects of memory and cognition. Insulin may even influence the development or progression of Alzheimer disease. Yet, a number of seemingly simple questions (e.g., What is the pathway for delivery of insulin to the brain? Is… CONTINUE READING