Pre-Diabetes Found Prevalent Among Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Pre-Diabetes Found Prevalent Among Alzheimer’s Disease Patients
bad newsA recent study titled ”Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease exhibit a high prevalence of undiagnosed impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes mellitus,” conducted by Scott Turner MD, PhD from Georgetown University and colleagues, found that 43% of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients have undiagnosed impaired glucose intolerance. The findings were reported during last year's Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. "The number of people with glucose intolerance (pre-diabetes) was much higher than expected. I was surprised by how many people didn't know they were pre-diabetic, and these are individuals who already get the best medical care,” said Dr. Turner, Professor of Neurology and Program Director of the Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC in a recent news release. "We know from animal studies that caloric restriction prevents diseases of aging such as diabetes and Alzheimer's," Dr. Turner clarified in the news release. "On the flip side of the coin, having diabetes increases one's risk of developing AD
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