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Hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia : exercise for the brain?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages1365-1366
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuroendocrinology
Journal publication dateOct 2012
Journal number10
Volume24
DOIs
StatePublished

Abstract

Low blood sugar, or hypoglycaemia, is detected by specialised sugar sensing neurones in the brain. However, the detection of hypoglycaemia is blunted after repeated hypoglycaemia and this is a result of adaptive mechanisms kicking in within the brain; mechanisms that resemble the training effect in muscle. These adaptations most likely not only increase the tolerance of the brain to stress, but also perturb the detection of hypoglycaemia, further increasing the likelihood of hypoglycaemia.

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