• To Our Diabetes Patients In UAE: Watch out for Alzheimer’s signs. Especially if you are male and obese!

    Diabetes is a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Now a new study found the link between Diabetes and MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment), which can be an early stage of Dementia. But there is also good news. Another study found out how you may prevent Alzheimer’s…

    Bad News

    Researchers from Germany could show that Diabetes Type 2 is associated with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) in middle-aged participants. Moreover they found out that men are more vulnerable than woman.

    Good News

    A study from Brazil showed that even if you suffer already from MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) you could prevent further cognitive decline and therefore dementia through a diet. Obesity which is often associated with Diabetes Type 2 and other risk factors (so called metabolic syndrome) is a known risk factor for dementia. By a simple caloric restriction diet almost all cognitive functions improved.

    Conclusion

    In the end it seems to be common sense again. Diabetes Type2 and Obesity are known risk factors for MCI and Dementia. A healthy lifestyle (diet and physical activity) helps to reduce the risk. Doesn’t sound too surprising, right?
    Stay fit, stay healthy…

    References
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25024326
    http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/jc.2015-2315

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