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Alzheimer’s — A Disease Fed by Sugar

Sugar and Alzheimers

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  • Mounting research suggests Alzheimer’s disease is intricately connected to insulin resistance; even mild elevation of blood sugar is associated with an elevated risk for dementia
  • Diabetics have double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Heart disease also elevates your risk, as all three conditions are rooted in insulin resistance
  • Three new studies looking at exercise and Alzheimer’s show that not only can exercise reduce your risk of the disease, it appears to be an important part of treatment as well

By Dr. Mercola

As of 2013, 5.2 million Americans had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a severe form of dementia, and Alzheimer’s diagnoses are projected to triple by 2050.


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