Diabetes again tied to mental and cognitive decline

Researchers have again confirmed the link between having type II diabetes in middle age and cognitive decline later in life.

“Diabetes and glucose control are potentially modifiable and may offer an important opportunity for the prevention of cognitive decline, thus delaying progression to dementia. At the population level, delaying the onset of dementia by even a couple of years could reduce its prevalence by more than 20% over the next 30 years”
Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, December 2014.

The best way to control your diabetes is through smart and intelligent changes to your diet, lifestyle and environment.

Study by Rawlings AW, et al “Diabetes in midlife and cognitive change over 20 years” Annals of Internal Medicine December 2, 2014; DOI: 10.7326/M14-0737 (supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)).


 

Posted: Monday 13 April 2015