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Get Your Diabetes Under Control to Save Your Memory

admin - September 23, 2011



All Headline News recently reported on a study done in Japan which found that people with diabetes run a greater risk for developing forms of dementia, such as vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. These issues can affect one’s cognitive abilities, such as memory.

The said study followed 1,017 individuals, who were at least 60 years of age, for 11 years. All received diabetes testing at the start of the study. At the end of the study, all participants were assessed for signs of dementia. Following this assessment, it was discovered that 232 of the 1, 017 had developed dementia. Based on data, the study concluded that those with diabetes had double the risk of developing dementia compared to those with normal blood glucose levels.

What’s more, the study information revealed an increased risk of dementia for those who had pre-diabetes as well as those who had high blood sugar levels two hours after meal but were not pre-diabetic.

Have you been screened for diabetes? The test is simple and can also check your cholesterol and elevated c-reactive protein levels. Learn more at: http://www.lifelinescreening.com/health-screening-services/finger-stick-blood-video.aspx

If you would like to read All Headline News article in full detail, go to: http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/90060591?Report%3A%20Diabetes%20significantly%20raises%20risk%20of%20dementia




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