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HalloweeM 42: WeeM, The Universe, and Everything

October 26 – 29, 2017

Program Details*


Brain Energy Metabolism: Implications for Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment


Scientific research has provided a new understanding of how the brain uses energy. Glucose is a well known energy source for brain cells, but the brain does not utilize it efficiently in those with Alzheimer’s. An alternate source which is manufactured in the liver, called ketone bodies, is being explored for its therapeutic effects for a wide range of neurodegenerative disorders. Interestingly, it is possible for individuals to control the brain's use of these two fuels. We will explore the book: Alzheimer’s Disease - What if there was a Cure? The Story of Ketones by Dr. Mary Newport.

Presenter’s Name

Peter Kraus

Presenter’s Bio

Peter Kraus has served as the monthly gathering Program Chair for Chicago Area Mensa, having selected something in the neighborhood of 300 speakers during his tenure. Now, as program co-chair, he has spent time researching medical issues. Surprisingly, there appear to be two subsets of research - one which seems to be promulgated by the commercial interests, and another (that is not featured in the major media) which contradicts, or supplants, the research of the commercial interests.

*Note: The information above is a draft provided by the presenter and may be different in the WeeM Booklet.


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