Without Proper Control, Diabetes May Lead to Mental Decline
In middle age, taking care of yourself now could mean avoiding a health crisis later — and that may go double for diabetes patients. Middle-aged diabetes patients may have a raised risk for mental decline later in life.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
Diabetes May Slow the Middle-Aged Brain
As people age, their brains may not work at full speed. For middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes, a decline in brain function may be more likely than for those who don’t have the disease.
Staying Fit to Fend off Illness
The risk for various health problems increases with age. But there are steps people can take to help minimize these risks, and exercise seems to be one of those steps.
Alzheimer's & Prediabetes Not Hand-In-Hand
Researchers have been investigating whether there is a link between high blood sugar and the development of Alzheimer's disease for some time. A new study may offer some sweet comfort for patients with prediabetes and high blood sugar.
Alzheimer's Now Linked to Diabetes
From your head to your toes, diabetes can affect many aspects of your health. This common condition may even harm your ability to think and process information.
Like Diabetes, Like Alzheimer's
The hormone insulin plays a central role in diabetes. Now, it seems the hormone may also play a role in the early signs of Alzheimer's disease.
Obesity May Speed-Up Cognitive Decline
Keeping a healthy weight has many benefits. Recent research suggests that it may also help keep memory sharp as you age. A recent study looked at people’s weight and other health problems, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Bridging Diabetes and Alzheimer's
Over the years, diabetes has been linked to numerous health problems. More recent connections have been made between diabetes and cognitive decline. Now, more signs point to a link with Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists Discover Gene Linked to Alzheimer's and Diabetes
Scientists have deciphered how a gene works. They were aided in part by the gene's link to both Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes, which could prompt new treatment options.