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Friday, September 28, 2012

Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?


Could what we are eating be killing our brain? Could Alzheimer's be a type of diabetes?

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Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?
I have been following this issue for sometime. Dotty's triglycerides were always high, and we have a history of diabetes in our family.

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Are we what we eat?

Mark Bittman wrote a terrific article in the New York Times on this issue. Here is a snippet:
The idea that Alzheimer’s might be Type 3 diabetes has been around since 2005, but the connection between poor diet and Alzheimer’s is becoming more convincing, as summarized in a cover story in New Scientist entitled “Food for Thought: What You Eat May Be Killing Your Brain.” (The graphic — a chocolate brain with a huge piece missing — is creepy. But for the record: chocolate is not the enemy.)

The studies [1] are increasingly persuasive, and unsurprising when you understand the role of insulin in the body.
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