Diabetes and obesity are major public health problems. In addition to increasing risk for health complications like heart and kidney disease, diabetes increases the risk for depression and dementia. The pathways that link diabetes with brain dysfunction are not yet understood. A key hormone involved in the development of diabetes is insulin. Our research investigates how insulin signaling affects brain function in humans. By understanding the interactions between insulin and the brain, we hope to understand the brain pathways that may link diabetes to mental health.
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Relevant PublicationsA Neural Circuitry Linking Insulin Resistance to Depressed Mood
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