Posts Tagged ‘type 2 diabetes’

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Alzheimer’s Could be the Most Catastrophic Impact of Having a Poor Diet

There is evidence that poor diet is one cause of Alzheimer’s. If ever there was a case for the precautionary principle, this is it because regulation is light, the industry can kill off the only effective system for telling us how much fat, sugar and salt food contains. When you raise the subject of over-eating […]

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Eating Junk Food May Put You at Risk of Developing Dementia

Gorging on junk food may not just make you fat – it could also give you dementia. Evidence is growing that a bad diet triggers Alzheimer’s by poisoning the brain. With studies on animals strongly implicating the hormone insulin in the process, some believe Alzheimer’s to be another version of diabetes. Bizarre as the claim […]

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Diabetes Drug May Someday Repair Alzheimer’s Damage

The diabetes drug metformin may spur the growth of new brain cells, which could have benefits for Alzheimer’s patients, a new Canadian study on mice suggests. The study showed that metformin caused brain cells to divide, producing new cells. The diabetes medication was intended to target a specific pathway in liver cells. In the new […]

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Decaffeinated Coffee May Help Improve Memory Function and Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that decaffeinated coffee may improve brain energy metabolism associated with type 2 diabetes. This brain dysfunction is a known risk factor for dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. The research is published online in Nutritional Neuroscience. A research group led by Giulio Maria Pasinetti, […]

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New Risk Factor Discovered; Making Women More Susceptible to Dementia & Alzheimer’s

A hormone derived from visceral fat called adiponectin may play a role as a risk factor for development of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease (AD) in women, according to a study published Online First by the Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The number of people affected by dementia worldwide is estimated to […]

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Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk, Proven by Two New Studies | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Two new studies highlight the connections between diabetes and dementia. One adds to a growing body of evidence that diabetes, one of the most common medical disorders among older Americans, is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. But intensive treatments for diabetes in those who already have it have limited […]