Type 2 Diabetes Therapies May Help Relieve Alzheimer’s Symptoms, Researchers Say

Type 2 Diabetes Therapies May Help Relieve Alzheimer’s Symptoms, Researchers Say
Medications for type 2 diabetes may help treat symptoms of Alzheimer's, as these two conditions share common disease mechanisms, according to recent research. Fernanda De Felice, PhD, an associate professor at Federal University Rio de Janeiro, Brazil presented her team's findings, titled “Molecular connections between Alzheimer’s disease and Type 2 diabetes,” at the 2018 Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, held May 13-16 in Vancouver, Canada. Alzheimer’s disease is a complex disorder and the decline in brain function — mainly linked to memory loss — is the result of a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. But Alzheimer
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  1. Zachary Yim says:

    Thanks for this confirmation of current thinking. Would this mean intranasal insulin is no longer needed? What about side effects, such as hypoglycemia, for systemic use of liraglutide? Would intranasal liraglutide be preferred? Is there a reason to use both insulin and liraglutide?

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