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Greenwood, Carol E. - PhD

University of Toronto Appointment(s): Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences

Other Appointment(s): Senior Scientist, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest

Contact Information:
Brain Health Complex, Rm 741
3560 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON   M6A 2E1
Phone: 416-785-2500 ext 2785
Fax: 416-785-4230

Diabetes Related Research Activities:

Research in the Greenwood lab is focused on understanding the effect of diet and metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes, on the retention or loss of cognitive function with aging. Our studies, in both humans and animal models, show that the consumption of diets which promote obesity and type 2 diabetes are associated with more rapid decline in cognitive function.  By contrast, consumption of healthy diets associates with retention of cognitive function.  Our current interest lies in understanding the adverse brain effects of type 2 diabetes.  These studies draw on functional magnetic resonance imaging as a means of determining underlying neuronal pathways and neuronal responses which are impacted.

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