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Diabetes in Middle Age Increases Likelihood of Dementia; Study Points to Need for Blood Sugar Control to Reduce Risk

separator A recent study has shown that people who have diabetes in middle age are nearly three times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia in later life. The study looked at 2,600 participants who took part in the Israeli Ischemic Heart Disease Study in the 1960s and who were still alive in 1999.

The participants who had diabetes had the time of the earlier study were 2.83 time more likely to develop dementia than the participants who did not have diabetes. Researchers believe that extra glucose (sugar) creates high levels of a substance that make it harder for the body to destroy proteins that linked to dementia. It’s also possible that the circulation problems that are related to diabetes can lead to dementia by blocking blood flow to the brain.

This news emphasizes the importance of keeping your blood sugar under control, one day at a time, day after day, so that you lower your chances of developing dementia as you age.

Source:
Neurology, 23 November 2004



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