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This article originally posted 27 September, 2009 and appeared in  Issue 488

Type 2's Have Smaller Brains?

Type 2's Have Smaller Brains? MRI shows brain atrophy in Type 2 diabetics. Patients with Type 2 diabetes have more pronounced brain atrophy and are more likely to have cerebral infarcts, a new published study suggests. Longer duration of diabetes was associated with lower percentage of total brain volume, lower percentage of gray and white matter. See this Week's Item #6.

 

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This article originally posted 27 September, 2009 and appeared in  Issue 488

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