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    Diabetes May Be a Risk Factor for Developing Alzheimer’s, Studies Find

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    Post by graham64 on Mon May 25 2015, 22:37

    Uncontrolled blood sugar may affect cognition and the brain years before dementia symptoms arise


    Two recent studies show blood-sugar levels can affect the brain—-adding new evidence that diabetes might be a significant risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

    Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found in a study of mice that raising blood sugar to abnormally high levels corresponded with increased production in the brain of amyloid beta, a protein thought to be an important factor in Alzheimer’s disease. In a separate study of middle-aged people, conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, those with Type 1 diabetes had significantly more brain lesions, and slower cognitive function, than people without the disease.


    Neither study is definitive, and more research is needed. Still, doctors say the results underscore the need for people with diabetes to closely control their blood sugar and keep it within healthy ranges.

    Full story: http://www.wsj.com/articles/diabetes-may-be-a-risk-factor-for-developing-alzheimers-studies-find-1432583222?tesla=y

    Simple answer stick with low carb for the best way to keep Alzheimer’s and dementia at bay Very Happy


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    Post by Jan1 on Tue May 26 2015, 14:39

    @graham64 wrote:
    Uncontrolled blood sugar may affect cognition and the brain years before dementia symptoms arise


    Two recent studies show blood-sugar levels can affect the brain—-adding new evidence that diabetes might be a significant risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

    Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found in a study of mice that raising blood sugar to abnormally high levels corresponded with increased production in the brain of amyloid beta, a protein thought to be an important factor in Alzheimer’s disease. In a separate study of middle-aged people, conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, those with Type 1 diabetes had significantly more brain lesions, and slower cognitive function, than people without the disease.


    Neither study is definitive, and more research is needed. Still, doctors say the results underscore the need for people with diabetes to closely control their blood sugar and keep it within healthy ranges.

    Full story: http://www.wsj.com/articles/diabetes-may-be-a-risk-factor-for-developing-alzheimers-studies-find-1432583222?tesla=y

    Simple answer stick with low carb for the best way to keep Alzheimer’s and dementia at bay Very Happy

    Many thanks for posting this Graham.

    In my opinion eating too many carbs ... too much sugar, does not do anyone any favours, be they diabetic or not. Sugar consumption has gone up over recent years and many illnesses are on the increase.

    I can only speak from personal findings but since I discovered the LCHF lifestyle (seven years ago now) my health and well-being has improved. I am also aware of the link between high sugar consumption and higher blood sugar readings to Alzheimer's / dementia. As both my mum and Gran had Alzheimer / dementia in later life I believe that living the LCHF lifestyle could be advantageous.

    Alzheimer's is very often referred to as Type 3 diabetes !

    All the best Jan

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