Prediabetes May Raise Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
“Pre-diabetes,” or what some call “Syndrome-X” appears to have a link to later development of Alzheimer’s Disease. It adds incentive to those that need to avoid processed sugars and increase exercise to lower blood sugar levels.
“A ‘silent’ condition called prediabetes might put otherwise healthy seniors at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests today. Researchers will present findings from that study, and several others, at the 10th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders this week in Madrid. The new findings bolster the theory that diabetes or even a precursor condition might somehow set the stage for Alzheimer’s disease, says Ronald Petersen, a spokesman for the Alzheimer’s Association, which sponsored the meeting. If true, that theory has sobering implications for the USA, which is in the midst of a diabetes epidemic. Roughly 61 million American adults have diabetes, or higher-than-normal blood-sugar levels.”