4 February 2008

Diabetes and impact on memory function

High blood sugar can hamper memory
IDW / Swedish Research Council: 1 February 2008
In the journal Diabetes a research team from Umeå University and Stockholm University in Sweden presents findings that indicate that elevated levels of blood sugar may have a negative impact on the memory function.

It was previously known that patients with diabetes run a higher risk of developing various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. This increased risk may be caused by a combination of the risk factors for cardiovascular disorders that this patient group has, including high blood pressure, high blood fats, heightened inflammatory activity, and high blood sugar…. > full story

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