Friday, January 30, 2009

Developing Diabetes Prior to Senior Citizen Years Increases Risk of Alzheimer's

A new study published in the January 2009 issue of Diabetes indicates that those suffering from diabetes have a significantly greater risk of suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's. Those who develop diabetes in middle age are at the greatest risk.

This study confirms how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to reduce the risk of dementia late in life.
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Source: Weili Xu, et al., "Mid- and Late-Life Diabetes in Relation to the Risk of Dementia." Diabetes: January 2009.