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9-year study concludes preventing or managing diabetes prevents cognitive decline

Posted Jun 28 2012 12:00am

As far back as 2006, the New York Times was reporting on  the deepening link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease . Now, new results from a study led by researchers from the University of California San Francisco show that there is a link between the risk of cognitive decline and the severity of diabetes

An article on the UCSF website reports on a 9-year long study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. The Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study enrolled 3,069 adults over 70 at two community clinics in Memphis, TN and Pittsburgh, PA beginning in 1997. All the patients provided periodic blood samples and took regular cognitive tests over time.

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