Type Two Diabetics May Be at Greater Risk for Alzheimer's Disease


Type two diabetics may be at an increased risk for cognitive impairment, a condition many consider the stepping stone to alzheimer's disease.

Researchers followed over 900 adults who did not have dementia for several years.

They found those who had type two diabetes had a nearly nine% higher risk for mild cognitive impairment.

That happens when patients have trouble thinking and learning.

Researchers say diabetes may lead to an accumulation of plaques associated with alzheimer's.


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