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How Diet And Obesity May Be Linked To Alzheimer’s

I was asked recently about the relationship between diet and Alzheimer’s disease. This is a great question since we tend to focus on more traditional health benefits of eating well, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. This was in response to a recent study published in the journal Neurology.

In that study, Swedish… How Diet And Obesity May Be Linked To Alzheimer’s   



Keeping up your overall health may keep dementia away

Improving and maintaining health factors not traditionally associated with dementia, such as denture fit, vision and hearing, may lower a person’s risk for developing dementia, according to a new study published in the July 13, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

“Our study suggests that rather… Keeping up your overall health may keep dementia away   



Diabetes Raises Risk Of Dementia Significantly

Individuals with diabetes have a much greater chance of developing dementia than other people, researchers from Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, reported in the journal Neurology. Dementia refers to a considerable loss of cognitive abilities, including memory capacity, which is severe enough to undermine social or occupational functioning.

Yutaka Kiyohara, MD, PhD, said:
Diabetes Raises Risk Of Dementia Significantly   



More evidence ties diabetes to Parkinson’s risk

People with diabetes may have a heightened risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, especially at a relatively young age, a new study finds.

Published in the journal Diabetes Care, the study adds to recent research linking diabetes to Parkinson’s disease.

But neither this report nor the earlier ones prove that diabetes, itself, raises a person’s… More evidence ties diabetes to Parkinson’s risk   



Dental health linked to dementia risk: study

People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a U.S. study.

Researchers at the University of California who followed nearly 5,500 elderly people over an 18-year-period found that those who reported brushing their teeth less than once… Dental health linked to dementia risk: study   



Salk study finds diabetes raises levels of proteins linked to Alzheimer’s features

Growing evidence suggests that there may be a link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, but the physiological mechanisms by which diabetes impacts brain function and cognition are not fully understood. In a new study published in Aging Cell, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies show, for the first time, that diabetes enhances… Salk study finds diabetes raises levels of proteins linked to Alzheimer’s features   



Women With High Oestrogen Levels and Diabetes Have Increased Dementia Risk

Older women who have high oestrogen levels and diabetes may have a 14 times increased risk of dementia, according to a study published in the online edition of the journal Neurology.

Blood oestrogens were measured in women aged 65 years or older who were free of dementia. After a 4-year follow-up, 543 women… Women With High Oestrogen Levels and Diabetes Have Increased Dementia Risk   



Diabetes and depression predict dementia risk in people with slowing minds

People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review led by UCL researchers.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a state between normal ageing and dementia, where someone’s mind is functioning less well than would be expected for… Diabetes and depression predict dementia risk in people with slowing minds   



Scientists find new link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s

Researchers have uncovered a unique connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, providing further evidence that a disease that robs people of their memories may be affected by elevated blood sugar, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

While many earlier studies have pointed to diabetes as a possible contributor… Scientists find new link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s   



High blood pressure linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk, meds may be reason

A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

However, authors conclude the connection may have more to do with anti-hypertension medication than high blood pressure itself.

It’s likely that this protective effect is coming from antihypertensive drugs,” said co-author John Kauwe,… High blood pressure linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk, meds may be reason   



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