Fraction of body energy consumed by the central nervous system (cns)

Range ~20 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Rangaraju V, Calloway N, Ryan TA. Activity-driven local ATP synthesis is required for synaptic function. Cell. 2014 Feb 13 156(4):825-35. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.12.042. p.825 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID24529383
Comments "Changes in global metabolic state, particularly starvation and insulin-induced hypoglycemia are known to have profound effects on cognitive function. This is generally attributed to the fact that the central nervous system consumes 20% of energy in the body using glucose as its main source of fuel."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111083