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High Blood Sugar Impacts Alzheimer's Risk

Posted May 28 2013 12:00am

Research has repeatedly shown that people with diabetes have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, some studies have demonstrated that intra-nasal insulin, sometimes used to treat diabetes, may help improve memory in those already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This background of knowledge prompted a group of researchers from the University of Arizona to conduct their own research to see if high blood sugar levels in people who have yet to develop diabetes may also increase their chances of developing Alzheimer's. The results have shown that this is likely the case.

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