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sharpiefan
01-29-2018, 08:52 AM
We Just Got More Evidence For The Strange Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's (ARTICLE LINK) (https://www.sciencealert.com/evidence-mysterious-link-between-sugar-alzheimer-s-cognitive-decline-diabetes)



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People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're not technically type 2 diabetic, new research suggests.

The findings are not the first linking diabetes with impaired cognitive functions, but they're some of the clearest yet showing blood sugar isn't just a marker of our dietary health – it's also a telling predictor of how our brains may cope as we get older.

"Our findings suggest that interventions that delay diabetes onset, as well as management strategies for blood sugar control, might help alleviate the progression of subsequent cognitive decline over the long-term," explain the researchers, led by epidemiologist Wuxiang Xie from Imperial College London.

The researchers sourced their data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, an ongoing assessment of the health of a representative sample of the English population aged 50 and older, which began in in 2002.

For its analysis, the team tracked 5,189 participants – 55 percent women, with an average age of 66 years –assessing their level of cognitive function between 2004-2005 to 2014-2015, spanning several waves of the ELSA study.


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JimD
01-29-2018, 10:30 AM
Diabetes of the brain.

Paul Pless
01-29-2018, 10:35 AM
Oh ****

Ted Hoppe
01-29-2018, 10:49 AM
Oh ****
#metoo

ron ll
01-29-2018, 11:35 AM
Oh ****

Is your concern that your blood sugar level is high or that you eat a lot of sugar?

Paul Pless
01-29-2018, 12:06 PM
I eat too much sugar. Or so says my wife at least.

ron ll
01-29-2018, 12:17 PM
I eat too much sugar. Or so says my wife at least.

That's why I asked. I eat tons of sugar, always have. Yet at age 74 my blood sugar level still hangs around 80. Sugar seems to be poison for only some (maybe most) people. The study says "blood sugar" not how much sugar you eat. I'm just not sure what the correlation is. Maybe someone more knowledgeable here can help.

Katherine
01-29-2018, 12:25 PM
I eat too much sugar. Or so says my wife at least.
You do eat too much sugar, you don't get enough exercise, and your sleep schedule is horrendous. Without me, you'd be dead by now (maybe), lol.

David W Pratt
01-29-2018, 12:26 PM
So, does too much sugar make you demented, or do demented people eat too much sugar?

DMillet
01-29-2018, 12:44 PM
Damnit, I'm not going to be able to blame this on Alzheimer's. Anybody got any other candidates? I'm going with widower's brain. I hear there's up to a 30% decline in cognitive ability in some people who lose a spouse. I think it's really because I don't have the "smart one" here to converse with anymore.

sharpiefan
01-29-2018, 01:39 PM
Damnit, I'm not going to be able to blame this on Alzheimer's. Anybody got any other candidates? I'm going with widower's brain. I hear there's up to a 30% decline in cognitive ability in some people who lose a spouse. I think it's really because I don't have the "smart one" here to converse with anymore.

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