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Diabetes

01 December 2010

Diabetic brains suffer from lack of cholesterol

A new study reveals how critical cholesterol synthesis in the brain is derailed in mice with diabetes

Our brains are packed with cholesterol, almost all of which has to be produced within the brain itself, where it is critical for normal brain functions. Now, a new study in Cell Metabolism reveals how that critical cholesterol synthesis in the brain is derailed in mice with diabetes.

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