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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Diabetes in Middle Age Raises Alzheimer's Risk


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Men who develop diabetes in middle age may be at greater risk of Alzheimer's disease, a Swedish study finds.


"Our results have important public health implications given the increasing numbers of people developing diabetes and the need for more powerful interventions," study author Dr. Elina Ronnemaa, of Uppsala University, said in a statement.


The study found that the men with low insulin levels at age 50 were nearly one-and-a-half times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than men who didn't have insulin problems. The risk of Alzheimer's increased, regardless of blood pressure, cholesterol, body-mass index and education.

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