Dr. Kroner has been featured in the December 2009 issue of the prestigious journal Alternative Medicine Review for her work on the relationship between Alzheimer's Disease and Diabetes.
Abstract In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been considered to be, in part, a neuroendocrine disorder, even referred to by some as type 3 diabetes. Insulin functions by controlling neurotransmitter release processes at the synapses and activating signaling pathways associated with learning and long-term memory. Novel research demonstrates that impaired insulin signaling may be implicated in AD. Post-mortem brain studies show that insulin expression is inversely proportional to the Braak stage of AD progression. It was also demonstrated that neurotoxins, coined amyloid beta-derived diffusible ligands (ADDLs), disrupt signal transduction at synapses, making the cell insulin resistant. ADDLs reduce plasticity of the synapse, potentiate synapse loss, contribute to oxidative damage, and cause AD-type tau hyperphosphorylation. Diabetes and AD have signs of increased oxidative stress in common, including advanced glycation end products (AGEs), when compared to normal subjects. Diabetic patients appear to have an increased risk for AD because AGEs accumulate in neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques in AD brains. This research should encourage a more proactive approach to early diagnosis of diabetes and nutritional counseling for AD patients. (Altern Med Rev 2009;14(4):373-379)
Dr. Kroner is a chapter author of Biographies of Disease, Diabetes. She contributed a chapter entitled: "Alternatives to Conventional Diabetic Care.
Dr. Kroner has been quoted in Natural Health Magazine on her expertise in dealing with patients suffering from migraines.
Dr Kroner is the sole author of the textbook entitled: Vitamins and Minerals. When it comes to vitamins and health supplements, some blithely assume that "more is better" or "if it is over the counter, it must be safe." But making these assumptions can be a serious mistake. For example, an excess of iron can contribute to coronary artery disease; melatonin may increase the risk of seizures in patients with epilepsy.Vitamins and Minerals is an eye-opening guide that separates truth from myth about dozens of today's common and popular supplements. It covers the effects of the deficiency of each nutrient, its primary uses, dosages, food sources, potential side effects, and mechanism of action, helping readers make informed decisions about use of these under-regulated, over-the-counter "nutraceuticals."