High Blood Sugar Levels Increase Risk of Dementia

Posted on Aug 10, 2013

A Study funded by the National Institute on Aging shows that risk of dementia rises with blood sugar levels. Alzheimers is the most common form of dementia with five million Americans suffering from Alzheimers' disease. The research study conducted in Seattle was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on August 7, 2013. The study found that among those with diabetes at the beginnning of the research, those with higher blood sugar levels were 40 % more likely to have developed dementia than those with low blood sugar,when tested seven years later. The study tracked subjects and did not actualy test whether lowering the subject's blood sugar would help prevent dementia. Another study is proposed to follow up this next phase. However Dallas Anderson, an expert at the National Institute of Aging, commented, " this is part of a larger picture adding to evidence that a viable way to delay or prevent dementia includes exercising and controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol." For information about applying for disability on the basis of diabetes contact Omaha Social Security lawyer at (402 ) 933-5400 or [email protected]

 

 

For more information about this study see: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1215740

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