Study Concludes Preventing or Managing Diabetes Prevents Cognitive Decline
Posted Jan 11 2013 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.