Heather Johnson, Author at Medical Bag

Heather Johnson

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Sleep-Deprived Adults at Higher Risk for Dementia

While sleep dysregulation is a feature of dementia, it remains unclear whether the duration of sleep prior to old age is associated with dementia. The researchers examined the association between sleep duration and incidence of dementia using a 25-year follow-up.

Keto Diet Reduces Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

According to the study, individuals with alcohol use disorder (AUD) show elevated brain metabolism of acetate at the expense of glucose. The study authors hypothesized that a shift in energy substrates during withdrawal may contribute to withdrawal severity
and neurotoxicity in AUD and that a ketogenic diet may mitigate these effects.

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