Alzheimer’s and ‘type 3 diabetes’

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      Louise
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      I thought perhaps people might be interested in some of the evidence of a suspected link between Alzheimer’s and diet.

      Already, the link between Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes is proven: type 2 sufferers are two to three times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. But more recently, researchers are describing Alzheimer’s as another form of diabetes, which they are calling type 3.

      This is because some research suggests that insulin-like products come from both the pancreas and the brain, where it has a role in metabolising glucose, among other important nerve functions. References below. That’s another non weight motivation for me 🙂

      Wei-Qin Zhao and Matthew Townsend, 2009. Insulin resistance and amyloidogenesis as common molecular foundation for type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
      Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Vol.1792, pp.482–496. doi.org/10.1016/j.bbadis.2008.10.014,

      Sónia C. Correia et al, 2011. Insulin-resistant brain state: The culprit in sporadic Alzheimer’s disease? Ageing Research Reviews Vol. 10, 264–273. doi:10.1016/j.arr.2011.01.001

      T. Ohara et al, 2011. Glucose tolerance status and risk of dementia in the community, the Hisayama study. Neurology, Vol. 77, pp.1126–1134.

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