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Diabetes may be linked to Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have found a link between midlife diabetes and dementia or Alzheimer's disease in old age. Middle-aged people who develop diabetes are almost 3 times more likely to develop dementia than those without diabetes. The study involved 2,600 subjects. It is suspected that high glucose levels may increase levels of advanced glycation end products. If this is the case then, diet can be used to modify the levels of these end products. Other possibilities are negative effects of high insulin levels or poor circulation leading to reduced blood supply to brain.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health

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About: Diabetes may be linked to Alzheimer's disease

Date: 1 December 2004

Source: Reuters Health

Author: Anthony J. Brown

URL: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=295354

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