Hypoglycaemia: exercise for the brain?

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1365-1366
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Neuroendocrinology
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


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