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