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Diabetes May Be an Early Indicator of Alzheimer’s Disease

What do alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity, and diabetes have in common… Previous studies have shown that cardiovascular risk factors are linked to cognitive decline leading to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. However, we don’t currently have effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, so the focus is on prevention. Being able to understand …

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Alzheimer’s and Diabetes Linked?

Elevated blood glucose caused increase in amyloid beta leveles in the brain… While many earlier studies have pointed to diabetes as a possible contributor to Alzheimer’s, the new study – in mice – shows that elevated glucose in the blood can rapidly increase levels of amyloid beta, a key component …

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Risk for Dementia Increases in Individuals with Hypertension

But the association with between hypertension, diabetes, and dementia is not clear…. Previous studies have found a correlation between individuals with hypertension and diabetes, and the subsequent development of dementia. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to analyze the effect of diabetes and hypertension on cognitive scores conducted on …

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