Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München discovered that our brain actively takes sugar from the blood.
Prior to this, researchers around the world had assumed that this was a purely passive process. An international team led by diabetes expert Matthias Tschöp reported in the journal ‘Cell’ that transportation of sugar into the brain is regulated by so-called glia cells that react to hormones such as insulin or leptin; previously it was thought that this was only possible for neurons.
- Huffington post: Sugar Is Actively Controlling Your Brain More Than Previously Thought
- Independent: This is what eating sugar does to your brain