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Insulin Resistance Speeds Up Cognitive Decline

insulin resistance and alzheimer disease

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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
  • A study that followed seniors with heart disease over 20 years found those with the highest levels of insulin resistance had the worst cognitive performance and scored lowest on memory and executive function tests
  • Insulin resistance appears to promote cognitive decline by adversely impacting the blood vessels in your brain, promoting the formation of plaques and hindering memory formation

By Dr. Mercola

We are facing a tsunami of Alzheimer's disease. It's often said that the underlying causes of Alzheimer's disease are unknown, but there are numerous theories. For example, research suggesting that an infectious component is at play is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore.


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