Sugar Beets and MS

Dr Raymond Sobel: investigating links between sugar beets and MS

Dr Raymond Sobel is a neuropathologist working at the VA Palo Alto Hospital in Calfornia, USA. He studies the tissues of the brain, spinal cord, muscle and nerve for diagnostic and research purposes.

Dr Sobel’s research focuses on the effects of a compound found in sugar beets called Azetidine-2-carboxylic acid (Aze). Sugar beets are used in meat and dairy products and their geographical use resembles that of MS incidence. If susceptibility to MS is due at least in part to exposure to a dietary component early in life, this will suggest ways to prevent and perhaps treat MS.

Neuropathologist Investigates the Link Between Beets & MS

Dr Raymond Sobel’s research focuses on the effects of a compound found in sugar beets called Azetidine-2-carboxylic acid (Aze). Sugar beets are used in meat and dairy products and their geographical use resembles that of MS incidence. If susceptibility to MS is due at least in part to exposure to a dietary component early in life, this will suggest ways to prevent and perhaps treat MS.

Does Insulin Resistance Degrade Myelin?

Does Insulin Resistance Degrade Myelin?

Imaging study suggests insulin resistance is linked to loss of myelin

Article on MedPageToday links insulin resistance to loss of myelin, multiple sclerosis and also alzheimer’s.

Demyelination is a known problem in multiple sclerosis, but O’Grady and his team wanted to investigate the relationship between myelination, insulin resistance, and other Alzheimer’s risk factors.

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